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Hamburg's Überquell brewery launches urban gardening project

Startup opening "Green Pauli" vegetable and herb roof garden

The Überquell Brauwerkstätte is opening the 220-square metre Green Pauli urban gardening project on Thursday (May 23, 2019) at 3 pm. Partnered by local schools and the Altonaer Kinder Küche for children, the project aims to raise children’s awareness of environmental issues and healthy eating. Children will be able to grow and harvest their own fruit and vegetables in the garden.

From vision to rooftop garden

The founders of Überquell, Axel Ohm and Patrick Rüther, have envisioned a vegetable and herb garden in lofty heights since the renovation of Hamburg’s historic Riverkasematten in the Fischmarkt in 2017. Their dream is now becoming reality backed by Altona and the Lions Club Hamburg St. Pauli, among others. Jura Nordhausen, a farmer and founder of the Biokiste Hamburg, has advised the Überquell team from the start.

Urban farming for pupils

School pupils have also been part of the planning from the start. The garden will give them an opportunity to grow and harvest cabbages, pumpkins and berries and to supply their partner schools’ kitchens. An approximately 25-square metre large open space offers additional space for lessons and outdoor activities.

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