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Prinzessinnengarten
Mobile kitchen garden, learning and community space in Berlin-Kreuzberg
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Founding year:
Jahr der GrĂŒndung:
2009
Time period:
time period:
since 2009
Place:
Ort:
Berlin
Region:
Region:
Western Europe
Country:
Land:
Germany
Location:
Location:
outdoors
Target Group:
Zielgruppe:
Neighbours
Citizens
Everyone
Description
Description
Since 2009, the non-profit initiative »Nomadisch GrĂŒn« has been working with volunteers, neighbours and activists to transform a public wasteland in Berlin's Kreuzberg district into an urban oasis that is both a kitchen garden and a community space. The crops are grown locally, ecologically and sustainably. At the same time, it is a place to share skills and knowledge and to discuss alternative socio-ecological visions for the city. The space is rented annually from the city and financed through the sale of home-grown plants. The buildings are made of containers and the plants are in recycled bakery boxes, tetra packs and rice bags. The cultivation method ensures that the garden remains permanently mobile. In addition to urban agriculture, the place offers places to stay, including a small cafĂ©, play facilities for children.
Goals
Goals
Garden as a social entity: Positive use of a former wasteland between Prinzenstrasse and Oranienstrasse in the form of urban agriculture (»transforming open spaces into productive greenery at the creation of places where people can learn and try things out together«. Nomadisch GrĂŒn, 2014, cit. Wikipedia, s.b.).
Outcomes
Outcomes
The place became overall a place of shared gardening and learning, open to all and functioning more like a participatory laboratory. The Berlin Senate Department for Urban Development cites the garden as a successful example of gender mainstreaming in urban development. The garden also receives global approval and attention. At the same time, the continued existence of the garden is always in jeopardy, as negotiations are renegotiated every year and other interested parties from the construction industry want to use the space for themselves.
Initiators
Initiator*innen
Robert Shaw and Marco Clausen
Responsible
Responsible
Further information
Further Information
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Prinzessinnengarten, Berlin. Photo: Staffan Cederborg, License CC BY-SA 2.0. Source: Wikipedia

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Prinzessinnengarten, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Plant selection, 2011. Photo: Assenmacher, License CC BY-SA 3.0. Source: Wikipedia

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Play facilities for children in the Prinzessinnengarten, 2011. Photo: Assenmacher, License CC BY-SA 3.0. Source: Wikipedia

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