The transfer of knowledge led us to realize and try out new things
In Berlin we realized that a garden could cultivate more than vegetables. We saw gardens that rather fulfilled a social function and were used as places to learn, recreate and activate underused pockets of urban land. The main issues facing urban gardens in Berlin are their seasonal nature (largely dormant in winter), the fact that many of them are temporary concessions, the infeasibility of actual food production and the absence of a connection between gardeners to discuss different methods and approaches. This observation – the importance of knowledge transfer - led us to create a platform where information about urban gardens can be input in a different way. Back in Brazil, these learnings inspired another action: we returned to the garden to register the medical uses attributed by popular culture to the plants growing there, and compiled these into an atlas.