himmelbeet is an intercultural community garden in Berlin Wedding that invites visitors to garden with others and harvest their own crops. RaumstarArchitekten has accompanied the urban farming project since its beginning in 2012 and is responsible for the spatial conception of the garden, the functional buildings as well as the coordination with the building authorities regarding applications and approvals.
The focus of urban gardening is the production of food in the city with a special focus on the ecological cultivation of regional and old cultivars. Here people of all ages come together for gardening, building with recycled materials, cooking together, various workshops on topics such as environmental education and nutrition, the garden café and cultural events. In addition to the community garden, private individuals and institutions have the opportunity to lease beds for a season (www.himmelbeet.de).