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My small farm or chicken in the city

Keeping chickens in one’s own garden – a new trend? – Photo: Moers

Most Germans only remember free-range chickens from their holiday on the eco-farm or from a visit to a petting zoo. This could soon change, because poultry is becoming more and more popular as a pet – even in the city. If one takes a look at the current gardening book publications this at least seems to be the trend.

In the garden with: Gabriella Pape (Royal Garden Academy Berlin)

Gabriella Pape – photo: Königliche Gartenakademie (Royal Garden Academy)

Gabriella Pape took a degree in Bio-dynamic Agriculture, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture in Great Britain. After completing her degree in Kew Gardens in London and taking a Diploma in Landscape Architecture at Greenwich University, she turned self-employed after setting up the design studio LANDART in England together with the garden historian, Dr. Isabelle Van Groeningen.

Summer, sun, barbecue time

Photo: Weber

The summer is here and with it the peak barbecue season. For many Germans, barbecues are in the meantime more than just preparing food – different philosophies come together at the barbecue. For some it is simply the desire to sizzle things in the open air, for others it is a passion or even a sport. We have put several facts and figures together about barbecuing for once.