Andernach – the edible city
Zucchini from a city park
Fruit and vegetables planted in public parks and green areas invite citizens to harvest them
In Andernach, the motto is “picking allowed” rather than “no trespassing”. Whether strawberries, lettuce, or onions – the municipal administration lets people plant fruit, vegetables, and herbs everywhere, and everyone can pick them. As a result, public parks and green areas become gardens for citizens. The public campaign shows residents how to eat healthily and boosts their appreciation for regional food. Whether planting or harvesting, everyone can join in.