An article by Yannick Pasquet, Agence France-Presse.
Tomatoes, veggies and herbs are sprouting from Berlin parks, a shopping mall rooftop and even a former airfield in community gardens that pioneer farmers say add green spice to urban life.
Perhaps the best-known city gardens are on the former Tempelhof Airport, almost the size of New York’s Central Park, which hails from the Nazi era and became the site of the Cold War Berlin Airlift.
In the shadows of its grand terminals, between cracked runways and disused towers, the green-fingered now lovingly tend to organic rucola, chilli peppers and bean sprouts grown in elevated wooden crates.
In summer, cucumbers, celery and basil grow in the shade of sunflowers in these vast urban community gardens. A beehive set among the plots recently produced the first batch of honey stamped “Tempelhof Airport”.
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