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Eco Citizens Garden received the German Nature Conservation Prize 2012

KIDs & CO was awarded the German Nature Conservation Prize on 29th October 2012 . for the idea of developing an ecological Citizens Garden on a vacant lot at “Helle Oase”. The prize money of EUR 54,000 made it possible to turn the Citizens Garden into an exciting ecological project with raised and hilly flower beds, insect hotels, straw bale buildings and a lot more. Neighbours, ranging from little children to senior citizens are able to experience their environment more intensively at many events but are able to join in the practical work as well.

“The contribution to the competition convinced the jury especially through the originality and the character as a role model”, is what the renowned polar explorer and book author Arved Fuchs said at the awarding ceremony. “The project makes a special contribution to augmenting awareness for nature conservation, biological diversity and a sustained use of nature and at the same time it motivates people to display personal commitment for nature.”


The German Nature Conservation Prize is a joint initiative of: