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Rich harvest in Berlin and Stuttgart gardens Food production in community gardens, allotments and on rental garden plots in Berlin and Stuttgart

Urban allotments, community gardens and rental garden plots contribute to the diversity of urban ecosystems and provide space for civic engagement, cultural exchange and social interaction. They also provide the urban population with fresh and healthy food, contribute to a local and sustainable food supply, and strengthen urban resilience. 

In this publication, the food production of Berlin and Stuttgart gardens is quantified and monetized. For this purpose, the cultivation areas within the gardens were surveyed and an average productivity value was calculated. The paper shows that urban gardens make a significant contribution to the food supply of the urban population. By monetizing vegetable yields, the productivity of urban allotments, community gardens and rental garden plots is made visible and illustrates one of the multiple ways in which urban gardens add value to cities.

The infographics with the results can be found here.