Ned Hamson
Willkommen im Schrebergarten — City Farmer News -
Presently there are more than one million small gardens in Germany, located mainly in its cities. Altogether they cover an area of more than 46,000 hectares. In most of the allotment gardens there is now talk of a generational change. Indeed, more and more young families are coming in to establish their own recreational space with spade and watering can. Once more there is a trend towards ‘growing-your-own’ because homegrown produce tastes better. At the same time, the children are brought closer to nature. Fruit, vegetables and flowers from one’s own garden bed, the bird in the nesting box, chats over the garden fence – all these things are part of everyday life for allotment gardeners in Germany. - Ned Hamson