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Urban Gardening at Prinzessinnengärten

Can you imagine vegetable fields in the middle of a big city? In Berlin, you can find such a peaceful and cosy place


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Prinzessinnengärten (Princess Gardens) was created in the summer of 2009 at Moritzplatz in Kreuzberg neighbourhood. Before that, the site had been simply a wasteland for over fifty years. The 'Green Nomads' group with the help of other activists, friends, and neighbours cleared away the waste, constructed transportable organic vegetable plots, and later in the year harvested the first fruits of their hard work.

Prinzessinnengärten has also become a new urban space for learning. It is a place where people can gather for the sake experimenting and discovering more about organic food production, biodiversity, and climate change. Besides that, here you can learn more about healthy nutrition, sustainable lifestyle, and a future-oriented urban planning. Once you pass a door in the fence, you get in a quieter place where the noise of the city becomes somewhat muffled, and the pace slows down. In the gardens, you can see people gardening in the planter plots, walking between the plants, or simply sitting in the sun and having a coffee.

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