South Africa visits Berlin
We were able to arrange an exchange with two South Africans, focussing on the subject of “Sustainability Through the Food Garden”.
Sarah Goliath and Prophet Andrew Sauls from Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape) came to Berlin for a week in late November 2012. Together, we visited different ecological projects, exchanged experiences on the topic “The Food Garden”, and developed a seminar concept.
The objective is to discuss and raise awareness of “Sustainability Through the Food Garden” and concepts of this kind in the field of education development in Germany — especially as German and South African environmental projects can be linked together.
Sarah and Andrew have been active in Food Garden projects for a long time, and have a wealth of experience of developing (and teaching about) such projects in South Africa. They are both involved in projects at the Greenville Primary School in Port Elizabeth.
Our project about allotments won the support of the Berlin-based Danish filmmaker Signe Astrup, who filmed a documentary about the topic. In addition, we visited the Prinzessinnengärten, the Office for Community Spaces in Tempelhof, and Winfried Schiffer with his demonstration plot for “Fukuoka” philosophy. We were impressed with the variety of urban gardening projects in Berlin.
Back at home, Sarah and Andrew prepared a two-day seminar, which they presented in Port Elizabeth at the end of January 2013. Please find more details for the workshop on the South African side under News.