For decades, allotment gardens were seen in Germany as the epitome of middle-class small-mindedness. But increasing numbers of young urbanites are discovering the joys of growing their own plants.
From Dublin to Dessau, cities are leaving once manicured green spaces to rewild with native flowers and grasses that attract more diverse insects, birds and wildlife. Such a paradigm shift will take time, however.
From farming on roof terraces to larger plots, urban gardens in Quito, Ecuador, are creating jobs and improving food security.
Eleven people have been arrested in three German states over the alleged abuse of 5, 10, and 12 year-olds. Their victims were drugged, then seriously abused for hours at a summer house.
In the Finnish wine bar, Palsta, in Neukölln’s Schiller Kiez, natural unfiltered wines and Scandinavian cuisine make a perfect match. Owner Viivi Haussila-Seppo procures vegetables and herbs from a Berlin city garden.
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