Grow your own in our Experimental Gardens

In the experimental gardens, we garden and research in very different ways for self-sufficiency. This is how we learn what works well here on site …and what doesn’t.
Experimentiergärten im Waldgartenpilot Rehfelde

In 2024, we will again open our field to people who want to grow their own vegetables and join us in researching which plant communities thrive best here in Rehfelde.

For this gardening season (as of June 2024), some plots will be available (ca. 33 sqm of bed plus surrounding paths).
These are the plots: 12, 17, 36, 41 & H1.
The fee is 70 Euro per season & plot. If you want to cultivate one of the plots, you will become a member of our forest garden pilot for the season and you will be able to feed yourself and your loved ones with home-grown vegetables. Water is available in the tanks next to the field. We pump groundwater from a depth of 21m. Our lockable tool shed is at your disposal. There are common garden tools and watering cans.
We continue to work diligently on the infrastructure. Dip stations for watering cans and water containers are placed directly on the field. You can also use a freshwater pump if you are easily tiered of carrying but you’d need to bring your own accumulator (We use a system based on Einhell 18V). Our deer fence is securely in place. To protect our field, we have a 40m long Benjes hedgerow on the west side, and planted windbreak hedges to the north and west that will grow more and more dense over time.

Field plan 2024

The experimental gardens were designed according to permacultural principles. As a sub-project, they support our large forest garden on several levels:
– social, because we get such an active community on the site
– knowledge building, because we grow with so many different people in very different ways and learn from each other in the process
– financially, because we can refinance expenses such as the access road and equipment costs through the annual cost contribution.

Our forest garden is quite well connected to public transport! ->info

If you are curious or would like to participate in the experimental gardens, simply enter your name and email address here:


Informationen zum Experimentiergärtnern

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