Urban gardening in the library gardens Marienfelde and Tempelhof: Mini-workshop

Garden enthusiasts, listen up: Did you know that there is a garden in your local library? Discover it with us, start gardening with us and let your ideas flourish!

The first urban gardening workshop of the Encounters media workshop was originally planned for April 2020, in the library gardens Marienfelde and Tempelhof. But then the lock-down happened, and the libraries were temporarily closed. A few passionate hobby gardeners began to grow seedlings on their windowsills, balconies and patios. These plants are now going to be replanted into the library gardens – and there is definitely space for some more!

Besides planting existing seedlings and sowing new plants, we will exchange and expand our knowledge on cultivation methods and general gardening skills and plant care tips. The mini-workshop will also provide an opportunity for us to get to know each other and to reflect on garden design: what kind of community garden do we want to create? And how can we put these visions into practice? In the rose garden at the Eva-Maria-Buch-Haus in Tempelhof, we will build some first raised beds.

A mini-workshop for anybody who wants to discover community gardening and more in their library!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 


Location: Bezirkszentralbibliothek


Götzstr. 8|10|12

12099 Berlin

Thursday, July 16, 2020


Location: Stadtteilbibliothek Marienfelde

Marienfelder Allee 107

12277 Berlin

Workshop participation is free of charge. The workshop will take place outside, with a limited number of participants. Please register by sending an e-mail by July 12, 2020 to:


indicating whether you want to participate in Marienfelde, Tempelhof or at both locations.

Workshop facilitators: Keya Choudhury (soulgardenberlin gUG) & Brooj Alammari

The workshop is a collaboration between the Encounters media workshop and soulgardenberlin (www.soulgardenberlin.de).

Medienwerkstatt Encounters invites you to our Facebook Watch Party: “Kiezstories”, focusing on the topic “back to the street”, or: “which impact has Corona made in our neighbourhoods?”

2 groups set out on a search – the result are two short films which portray how places in Berlin have changed since the lockdown.

After the screening there will be an opportunity for a Q&A with the filmmakers.

Die Medienwerkstatt Encounters lädt ein zur Facebook Watch Party: „Kiezstories” mit Fokus auf „Back on the street“, oder: „Welche Spuren hat Corona in unserer Nachbarschaft hinterlassen?“

Wann: 30. Oktober 2020 um 19:30 Uhr

2 Gruppen haben sich auf die Suche begeben - entstanden sind 2 Filme, die erzählen, wie sich Orte in Berlin nach dem Lockdown verändert haben!

Nach dem Screening der Kurzfilme gibt es die Möglichkeit, Fragen zu stellen und mit den Filmemacher*innen ins Gespräch zu kommen.

Holler Box