// 20. Juni 2021
Live To Love Germany has done it again....
Live To Love's contribution to the HAMBURG FOUNDATION DAYS.
Or: How come waffles lead to a meadow of flowers?
Quite simply! Through a highly committed house community in Efeuweg. In winter, during the lockdown, they initiated a waffle bake and then sold the pastries for a good cause.
Everyone agreed to donate the money to the Live To Love project "We make our district bloom". What a creative idea to dedicate the waffle baking to the welfare of insects, which make such an important contribution in the cycle of nature. Besides, such a meadow is a sight for sore eyes and can bring so much happiness and joy to us humans as well.
Now another flower meadow for insects graces the streetscape in Hamburg-Winterhude. Get shoveling, get going: that was the motto this weekend - together with members of the housing community and neighbors of the neighborhood, we created a new biotope for insects at the corner of Krochmannstraße and Baumkamp. Full of joy we planted cushion legwort, thyme, lavender, small asters, coneflowers, sunflowers, oxeye, speedwell and widow's broom - all plants were donated by the house community. They also agreed to take care of the meadow - thank you very much for this great contribution and your care!
The rest of the team took care of the maintenance of the existing five Live To Love meadows. Pulling weeds, watering, replanting and repainting some protective posts - these tasks were on the To Do list and were successfully implemented. At each flower meadow there has been a lively participation of passers-by. Some even spontaneously joined in the work. We would also like to thank all the senior citizens who contributed with so much love! At the same time, we distributed care bags to homeless people who are in need of care in the city center in the morning and later to the senior citizens in the neighborhood - among other things, they contained an essential oil to relieve rheumatic joint pain.
Another highlight of this weekend was the action day in North Rhine-Westphalia. On the grounds of the Peter Pan School, children planted a chestnut and a walnut tree under the guidance of CARE team leader Stefanie Höpfner, with the support of Anke Bahr, and raised beds were planted. Together they made elderflower syrup and nettle tincture.
Nature holds so many treasures! We just have to discover them (again) - as always, the children show a lot of joy and are totally committed to the cause. This is motivating and moving. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for your commitment and for your contagious joy - every action counts, can inspire others and gives so much happiness.