Reading History in the Green Spaces of Berlin
Plant identification, ethnobotanical musings, and urban foraging in Berlin! This blog narrates our adventures in finding, identifying, and researching a variety of plants in the capital city of Germany. We are two expats who frequently wander through parks, along railroad tracks, or into the countryside in order to pursue our passion for exploring the natural world. We are especially interested in learning about medicinal and edible plants in the region, and are excited to share our adventures with you. Join us as we explore the abandoned spaces and untold histories of Berlin through the fascinating lens of botany!
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Finding a needle in a haystack: the elusive Sweet Chestnut in Berlin
Not long ago, the memory of chestnut trees was deeply rooted in the consciousness of rural communities around the Mediterranean. Known as sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa), the tree likely spread by hand from the Balkans and Asia Minor to other parts of Eu...62 weeks ago
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