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.

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.

GfK market research: A green front garden is very important for the Germans

Front garden with plants – Photo: Moers

A front garden with plants is still popular with the Germans – even if the phenomenon of dreary gravel gardens is becoming more and more widespread in this country. This is the outcome of representative market research carried out by the GfK consumer research association (Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung e.V.), which was commissioned by the German Association of Horticulture, Landscaping & Sports Facilities Construction (Bundesverband Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau e.V.).