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bi'bakwerk #11

THE TIGER COMES TO THE GARDEN

A memory game to learn about the Berlin garden culture

The Tiger has been in Berlin for quite a while, has had many positive integration experiences and almost passed the naturalization test. Walks in nature are now part of his everyday life and he is very happy to collect the wild garlic in the spring. But other than that, as a Carnivore he doesn’t know the vegetable world as well. He has always heard something about people who planted vegetables in bathtubs in parking garages, that in Berlin, besides wild garlic, that there are still 100 varieties of herbs and that even somewhere in the city you can see plantains. In the summer it is time: he wants to get to know the Berlin vegetation world more closely. Why does Mr. Neighbour sow sorrel on the traffic island? What are the differences between rhubarb and banana? How does asparagus grow in the spring? And so the Tiger is coming to the garden.

With a group of children with and without refugee backgrounds, the tiger has visited different gardens and garden projects in Berlin and has collected his inspirations from gardens in the sketchbook he keeps in his pocket. Back in the project room the children created a Vegy-Memory game from the collected sketches, which can now be used by the Tiger as well as parents and friends as a language learning tool. In the newly developed garden behind bi’bak, we have designed, built, and planted our own garden with self-built raised beds.

Workshop led by: Tuna Arkun and Heather Purcell

Friday, 14.10.2016, at 4pm
For public presentation during a garden party, we invite parents, friends and interested parties to the fire and to eat.

bi’bakwerk in Kooperation mit der NUK Kindererde und dem Ferienhort der Erika-Mann-Schule
Gefördert vom Berliner Projektfonds kulturelle Bildung