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An urban communal garden

Pflanzstelle, socio-cultural and urban agriculture in Cologne: A city garden community In the current context of the crisis in Europe, a sense of individualism increase between the Europeans countries and between people in a country. In a social point of view, cleavages become important between different socials classes and conditions of life. Behind these observations, some people found alternative communities who allow building social links. Then, in Germany, Cologne, I have met the “Pflanzstelle” which means the place where we

Battle of the Culture Bulge

Living in a foreign country means getting used to a new lifestyle. Everything is different- the culture, the weather, the language. Some are capable of learning the new language, but sadly on my Erasmus in Germany, I wasn’t. Instead, I put my energy (and my stomach) to good use, and explored the different food. I heard about Bratwurst and Sauerkraut, but oh, I didn’t hear of the endless supply of bakeries filled with sweet pastries and treats galore. Of course

The Waste is gone with the Wind

The world has seven billion people. The figure of human being is increasing and the resources are low. Scientists are telling since many years that the water will be very low in future. Do we have also enough to eat? An enormous food waste has to be stopped immediately against the environmental pollution and to alleviate the world hunger. After a Quotation by the German federal ministry of agriculture, alimentation and consumer-protection (BMELV) every German throws food with an economical

Life of a vegetarian

Being a vegetarian means that you don t eat meat. No chicken, no fish, no cow or pig. As simple as it sounds… My grandma never really got it. “I know you don’t eat meat…but you could eat at least sausages.” At the age of three I stopped eating meat. I started realizing where the steak on my plate came from. My grandma might be the reason why I did. She had a little farm with a few chickens, rabbits,

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