In cooperation with GAG Immobilien Köln, the idea of creating community garden projects for children and parents in structurally weaker Cologne districts was born in spring 2011. The Cologne Garden Clubs "grew out of this" - an open and free offer for children and young people who are supervised once a week in terms of gardening and pedagogy by Querwaldein e.V. instructors. You can find more information on our blog or on our website.
You support the "Clubbers" on site in their educational work and in the implementation of concrete project ideas in and around the garden. Depending on the season, there are different tasks to be done, such as building and working (sowing, planting and tending) (raised beds), building herbal snails, wild bees or other insect hotels, preparing food from the garden, trying out new games and so on and so forth - we are always very happy if you contribute your own ideas
A good dose of curiosity about children and an open human nature are helpful to us in our work. We are also grateful for experience in dealing with children and gardening knowledge. To keep a cool head when it gets "busy" in the garden club and to be able to make reliable agreements with each other round the whole thing off. For longer-term support, we still need a police certificate of good conduct from you, only then you are also insured through our association liability and accident.
For us, QuerWaldEin e.V. is more than just the sum of its name components: QuerWaldEin reflects the diversity of nature, our work and the people with whom we are in exchange. QuerWaldEin creates cross connections between humans and nature, heart and mind, local and global. Urban wilderness, meadow and forest offer the best conditions for this: Here, socially and ecologically sustainable thinking and acting can be experienced together. As cross-over artists, we open up natural spaces in the urban environment and discover nature discovery trails in the immediate vicinity. Our time in the forest allows us to immerse ourselves in diverse, personal and sensual-aesthetic encounters in and with nature.More about the organisation