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Field Talk: 10,000 Gardens in Ethiopia

On Wednesday, 20 September, starting at 4pm on the Global Field :

we have the chance to meet the Ethiopian coordinator of the African project “10,000 Gardens” on the Weltacker. Asmelash Dagne, consultant for ecological farming and permaculture, will be presenting the “10,000 Gardens” project together with Dr.  Elisabeth Meyer-Renschhausen, freelance author and private tutor with a focus on small-scale farming and nutrition worldwide, and talking about the situation on the land and in the cities in Ethiopia, as well as about North-South exchange on an equal footing.

Foto: Gidole Harvest, Slow Food

Since the IGA (International Garden Exhibition) got underway, Slow Food Germany has organized several live exchanges on the 2000m² Weltacker between school pupils from Berlin and school pupils from Ethiopia who are involved in the Slow Food project “10,000 Gardens” in Africa. During the video discussions, pupils from both countries can ask the pupils from the other country questions and send each other videos and photos online of local foods, their favourite dishes and their environment.

Foto: Gidole Harvest, Slow Food

Foto: Gidole Harvest, Slow Food

We are looking forward to a lively intercultural event with a viewing of the Ethiopian Gardens on the IGA (International Garden Exhibition) campus located right next to the Weltacker. Ethiopian dishes will be served, and afterwards visitors can listen to our discussion with Mr Asmelash Dagne and Ms Meyer-Renschhausen! To get free tickets for the IGA Berlin and access to the Weltacker, contact us at and be sure to write “Ethiopia” in the subject line.

Event organiser: Slow Food Deutschland and 2000m² Weltacker