Cornflowers, marigolds, buckwheat and phacelia as far as the eye can see! For us and the three young entrepreneurs Lara, Christoph and Felix, the flowering is a complete success. Hundreds of bees, bumblebees and various species of beetles have found a home in the flowering meadow. But the birds also benefit – they find food and nesting material in the fields. "A local farmer has told us that since the planting of our flowering field, more wild animals, such as deer, have been staying in the vicinity," adds Christoph Thieße.

Due to the weather conditions and the comparatively much rain, the plants were able to develop well. Especially the Phacelia (the purple flowering plant in the picture) blooms very strongly and continuously and thus offers bees and co. food in the long term. Artenglück co-founder Felix Schulze-Varnholt explains: "With the plants on these fields, the yield does not play a decisive role. It doesn’t matter whether the pods are heavily filled or the seeds are well ripened – what matters here is primarily the flowers."

The founding trio puts about 10-20 hours a week into the Artenglück project, voluntarily and alongside their full-time jobs or studies. "There is always criticism that farmers do nothing for nature. With the help of Artenglück we want to make these critics rethink.", says Lara Boye. Artenglück was born out of this original discussion between the three founding friends. And their success proves them right: so far they have already planted five and a half hectares of perennial flowering meadows, and the trend is rising.

"In the future, it would be a dream to work full time with Artenglück. It’s simply fun!", the three agree. Starting with the flowering areas, Artenglück now also offers its own shop for flowering mixtures, insect hotels and seed bombs. And there are even more plans, because from autumn onwards another endangered species will find protection through Artenglück: The skylark. The skylark nests in the protected environment of cereals, but at some point it will no longer be able to fly to its nests as the field grows. For this reason, Artenglück plans to cooperate with local farmers to keep an area of about 3×15 metres in the fields free as a " landing strip" where the skylarks can nest. The farmers will then be compensated for the loss of harvest.

We would like to thank the founders of Artenglück once again and wish them all the best and much success for all their further exemplary projects!

Über die signotec GmbH

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