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In Bologna, insect researchers at the local university have joined forces in a project that aims to bring more diversity back to cities and urban areas. The researchers' aim is to establish beneficial insect pastures where habitats for bees and other pollinator insects, butterflies, lacewings and ladybugs are in constant danger of diminishing. They have selected seeds for various kits that can be sown in home gardens, in planters on balconies or patios, and over public green spaces. The seed sets from this initiative are also prepared in such a way that children can playfully gain their first gardening experience and even learn something at the same time: about the importance of beneficial insects for our nature and about their way of life. The sets are assembled in various social cooperatives in Italy.