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Welcome to the website of the exhibition project
„Garten findet Stadt – Grüne Vielfalt erleben, verstehen, machen“.

Here you will find all important information about the exhibition as well as current and upcoming events.

The diversity of animal and plant species is often higher in cities than in the countryside. One reason for this is the intensive use of fertilisers and pesticides on pastures and fields. In the city, in contrast, manifold green spaces offer plenty of food and habitats for various animals. Such green spaces include parks and lawns, allotment and community gardens as well as balconies and green roofs. This exhibition provides you with practical tips for eco-friendly greening of your private balcony, patio or garden. The exhibition is a cooperative project between the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

Opening hours of the exhibition: 25 May - 14 October 2018 | Botanical Garden, Halle

The earthworm as the architect of the soil

Most earthworms feed on dead leaves. Some earthworm species live aboveground in the leaf litter layer, while others live belowground and dig tunnel systems. In doing so, these subterranean earthworms

The language of the cabbage plant

When cabbage plants are nibbled by insects, they form bitter substances (mustard oils). As insects do not like the taste of these, they usually look for another plant. The caterpillars

Water – a precious resource

Approximately 70% of the water used by humans is used in arable farming. Agriculture is thus the largest consumer of water in the world. Cities are also consuming more and

Soil and fertiliser – a fruitful combination

Alongside warmth, light, air and water, plants also need nutrients in order to grow. They are often available to the plant in the soil in an unusable form or in

Species diversity: the more the better

Humans have cultivated approximately 400,000 kinds of crop plants over the past 12,000 years. However, only a small number of these are grown worldwide today, mostly as monoculture. This results

Animals in the garden – Friendly guests and secret cohabitants

An astonishing number of animal species can live in our gardens and find food there. By taking a few simple measures, you can easily turn your garden into a personal

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