Prinzessinnengarten: Urban farm building community and helping people to live more sustainably in Berlin

Berlin-based urban farm Prinzessinnengarten [Princess Gardens] is providing a space for residents to learn about organic food production and sustainable living, in a neighbourhood which was once part of the former West Berlin adjoining the Berlin Wall. Created on a plot of land in Kreuzberg that was home to abandoned factories, power plants and derelict apartment blocks, Prinzessinnengarten was opened in 2009 to demonstrate the … Continue reading Prinzessinnengarten: Urban farm building community and helping people to live more sustainably in Berlin

DingsDums Dumplings: Berlin-based eatery making dim sum-inspired dumplings from surplus food

Getting creative with food waste is fortunately becoming a norm worldwide. Inspired by Chinese dim sum, a Berlin-based trio have invented DingsDums Dumplings by packing surplus fruit, vegetables and organic meat into pasta dough. The DingsDums Dumplings team – brother and sister duo Mauritz and Jilianne Schröder and their friend Ann-Kathrin Wohlrab – serve unusual fillings such as green asparagus, guinea fowl, curry lentils or Nuremberg … Continue reading DingsDums Dumplings: Berlin-based eatery making dim sum-inspired dumplings from surplus food

himmelbeet: A community garden in the heart of Berlin

himmelbeet is an intercultural community garden in the heart of Berlin, bringing city dwellers as close to nature as possible in an urban environment. Berlin has seen a rise in the number of community gardens in recent years. There’s now more than 100, but himmelbeet in the district of Wedding is often applauded for its charm, laidback lifestyle, community vibe and its resistance to gentrification, … Continue reading himmelbeet: A community garden in the heart of Berlin