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  • Unsere Baumwolle blüht!

    16. August 2017
    Baumwolle auf den WeltackerSeit letzter Woche steht unsere Afrikanische Baumwolle in Blüte, was uns wahrlich begeistert! Wird Baumwolle ja üblicherweise in wärmeren Gefilden wie in Indien, China und Pakistan angebaut, erfreut sie uns nun mitten in Berlin auf dem Weltacker mit ihrer schönen Blüte. Vielleicht sind es sogar die …

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News

  • Ackertalk: Was ist Pflanzengesundheit?

    17. August 2017
    Ackertalk zur PflanzengesundheitAckertalk am 24.08.2017 um 17:00 Uhr, auf dem Weltacker (IGA Berlin) Was tun, wenn Krankheiten und Tiere die Ernte schmälern oder sogar gänzlich vernichten? Kann man die Pflanzengesundheit durch homöopathische Präparate erwirken? Ja! – sagt unser Weltacker- und Biogärtner Gerd Carlsson. Am Donnerstag, den 24. August …

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Europe

  • Schreibwettbewerb: “Acker für die Welt”!

    3. August 2017
      Die Schreibwerkstatt der Bezirksbibliothek Mark Twain in Marzahn,  unter der Leitung von Renate Zimmermann, hat am Samstag 1. Juli den Weltacker auf der IGA besucht und sich von Gerd Carlsson eine Führung geben lassen. Frau Zimmermann schreibt dazu:  “Da wir ja gemeinsam mit der Zukunftsstiftung …

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Global

  • Schüler im Videochat mit Äthiopien!

    10. August 2017
    In Omas Garten wachsen im Sommer Zucchini und Erdbeeren. Aber wo kommt das Obst und Gemüse her, was ich im Laden kaufe? Und gibt es eigentlich auch Supermärkte in Äthiopien? Diese Fragen stellte sich am 11. Juli 2017 die 7. Klasse des katholischen Sankt Marien Gymnasiums …

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2000 square metres

If we were to divide the total global surface area of arable land by the number of people living on the planet, each person would get 2000m². It’s incredible just how much can be grown on a plot that size! Such a field could produce tonnes of vegetables, potatoes or grain… But who can eat all that?

What’s even more incredible is that in Europe we are currently consuming and wasting more than can be produced on our individual share of land.

On this website we want to take a look at our 2000m² together. We want to find out what needs to be done so that we can grow enough to provide for all human beings, animals, and plants that live from this land. We are looking for answers to many questions and for practical solutions.

Our field has gotten out of control: We urgently need to take action to stop this! Luckily we can all make changes. Some things we can do on our own once we understand the problems; others we can only achieve together.

“Good Food – Good Farming” is the campaign slogan of the Agricultural and Rural Convention (ARC2020), a broad alliance of farmers and consumers, along with over a hundred environmental, animal welfare, public health and development organisations from across Europe. ARC2020 is calling for a fundamental shift in our European agricultural and rural development policy to foster sustainable production and consumption of food, and the recovery of rural areas. Your participation is very welcome!

Team

  • Carla Giardini

    Carla Giardini

    Farmer

    A 46 year-old vegetable farmer and trained home economics teacher, Carla runs a peri-urban organic farm and shop, and has two children. Although she never gets bored, she sometimes wishes she had a little more time to be creative and try new recipes.

  • The field

    The field

    Field of experimentation

    The size of the field is about 2000m², representing the amount of arable land available to each one of us globally. The field is a few million years old; full of nourishment, life and stories. Lately, however, it has become a victim of pesticide overload.

  • Ben Wissler

    Ben Wissler

    Biologist

    A 32 year-old scientist specializing in plant ecology and communication, Ben conducts research on the role of soil fungi in the networking of plants.
    He always has some interesting trivia up his sleeve, ready to share.