Public recognition for urban gardening in Freiburg

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The year 2013 ended well for urban gardening in Freiburg with an unexpected, yet welcome "harvest":  the Urban Gardening group of Transition Town Freiburg was awarded one of the prizes of the City of Freiburg for Volunteering. It was a surprise to many, as this award is mostly given to persons or initiatives showing social commitment, but as such it is showing once more the positive effects of urban gardening on community life in the city.

Freiburg Volunteering AwardWith the flower bouquets and the award handed over by Lord Mayor Dieter Salamon himself, we hope that the ongoing discussions with the City Department of Gardening about contractual and insurance issues of gardening on public land will be continued in an understanding and supportive spirit.