Urban garden in Pforzheim

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Urban garden Pforzheim

Not #mycompactgarden, but one that belongs to many.

I passed by the square next to the town hall and the city library in Pforzheim today and was thrilled to see that they have planted a large surface of edible plants!

I love this kind of initiative since it shows people that you can grow something to eat just about anywhere. What I also find great is that it is the city investing in something different than just flower arrangements that will be pulled up every few months.

Already in this photo you can see strawberries, raspberries, nasturium, various herbs, cherries, currants and Swiss chard. They have done it just right mixing various types of plants growing on different heights + they are also covering the ground between the plants with wood chips to maintain the moist of the soil and to avoid weeds from taking over.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this area will develop over the coming months.

Urban garden Pforzheim

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2 Comments on Urban garden in Pforzheim

  1. Hi Veronica! I was hoping to get in touch with you as a fellow permaculturalist interested in communicating with you about permaculture-related projects and groups in and around Stuttgart. I just moved to the city last week and will be starting a Master’s at Universitat Stuttgart at the beginning of October. I am from the U.S. and just completed my PDC at a two-week intensive course this summer and am eager to get more involved. I would love to hear back from you and potentially see your urban garden project near Pforzheim, if possible. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    -Dory Estrada

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