Back in the 1980s the artist, gardener and chef Maurice Maggi started a solo initiative that has transformed the image of the city over the decades, changing urban landscape and inspiring citizens for small individual actions. Maurice was the first "city gardener", who sowed pioneer plants in different public areas of Zurich. Over time, plants adapted to the barren habitat, thus creating space for increasing biodiversity.
Together with Maurice Maggi, the group explores the surrounding area, getting to know and learning to appreciate urban crops: supposed weeds turn out to be medicinal plants, herbs, roots and leaves, that can be used for various purposes. In such a way, the city reveals some of its hidden layers.