EN | Welcome

Hello and welcome to my green website,

I hope you are doing well. My name is ‚Ackerfee‘ Andrea and I live and work in Essen/ Germany, the Europeen Green Capital 2017. When I am not working in my full-time job, which I enjoy very much, my passion is city farming.

I’m passionate about growing vegetables myself in the city and cooking seasonally and locally sourced produce. My mission is to share my love of urban and organic food with my family, friends and the rest of the world. It’s a therapy for my mind and body, and brings people together. I like to get my hands dirty and get a lot of satisfaction out of planting a seed and nurturing it until the plant has reached maturity. Every couple of days I come out to tend the plants, mostly for pleasure.

In 2017 we leased a parcel of land measuring 100 sqm from an organic farmer in our city. He divided some green space into plots and each plot is assigned to a city farmer. By the way, since December 2019 I have leased an allotment garden in addition to my parcel, in which I can grow fruit as well as vegetables.

At the same time, I’ve been publishing a website about my experiences, activities, tips and recipes as a city farmer. The slogan ‚Ackerfee – ackern macht glücklich‘ means something like „The fairy in the fields – Reaping happiness“.

In addition, my husband and I are in the process of changing our home to create a more and more sustainable, zero-waste, plastic-free environment. It is a nice challenge. We would also like to encourage people to be more aware of their plastic use.

Yes, we can create a cleaner and healthier world for generations to come.

It is not possible to provide all content of this website in all languages but feel free to send me an e-mail.

I wish you a wonderful summer.Warm regards

Your ‚Ackerfee‘ Andrea