Intercultural gardens have existed in Germany since the 1990s and provide a meeting place for people of all cultures, lifestyles and social origins.
Common management of land can offer new contacts and an exchange of interests. By settling in any public spaces of the city, intercultural gardens improve biodiversity and the microclimate in the neighbourhood.
The exchange of different skills and competencies in the garden, increase the diversity of knowledge and provide numerous learning opportunities for young and old. Discrimination against migrants can be overcome.
Intercultural gardens can sometimes motivate discouraged people and give them a sense of cooperation – conveying inclusivity, so they manage to find a place in society.
Also the sensory component of life is not neglected: like a picnic under the open sky, homemade dishes, jams, honey and fresh, your own harvest shared, consumed and included in different recipes.
The gardens also enable the interaction of nature, culture and social issues. Especially interpersonal experiences – the discovery of similarities and differences can be made and lived in intercultural gardens. This can create a whole new perspective.
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