Photos by Rebecca for the Field Office
Word on the street is that real estate developers have their eyes on Kreuzberg’s Prinzessinengarten, a community garden on Moritzplatz. Sadly this is no surprise. So many empty, overlooked spaces in Berlin have been turned into unique and useful spaces by industrious folks—only to be bulldozed for some soulless monstrosity.
I hope that this isn’t the fate of the Prinzessinnengarten, which practices a lively schedule of gardening, cooking, and teaching. Their cafe uses food from the garden—Anthony was given a knife and instructed where to find the mint for the tea he ordered—and you can dine and drink at tables in a tiny forest of trees. Plants are available for sale and a roster of interpretive programs use the garden as a backdrop for education and community.
Enjoy it while it’s still there.