In recent years, countless urban gardening projects have sprung up around the world, allotment gardens are all the rage, and those who don't have a patch of land of their own plant their vegetables on their balcony. The exhibition "City Vegetables" at Mühlerama wants to know: What's behind this gardening craze? What vegetables grow in city gardens? And what about our seeds?
For decades, city dwellers have been growing vegetables in allotments and other gardens with the aim of providing themselves with food at low cost. Today, numerous "urban gardening" projects in large cities also pursue this goal.
To set the mood, some creative urban gardens from around the world will be featured.
In the main room, four amateur gardeners from Zurich have their say and proudly present their gardens. Their gardens are called: an allotment garden, a balcony garden, a school garden and a community garden. Reflecting on their gardens, the portrayed provide exciting insights into their personal realm.
Outside in the courtyard in front of Mühlerama are green raised beds with more than 50 vegetable plants, some of which are rare. An expert tells exciting stories about each variety via an audio guide. All of the numerous varieties can be grown easily by the visitors themselves.
In a mysteriously illuminated tent made of jute, it is about seeds and how this cultural heritage is gradually being completely dominated by giant corporations.
Franziska Rüttimann, Museum Mühlerama
Graphic & Publication, Poster, Flyer
Nora and Zuni Halpern
Natalija Pocuca immediately
Martina Jung and Konrad Sigl from Tweaklab
Concept and planting courtyard garden
Christine Odermatt, To bloom
Elisabeth Schneeberger, Botanical Garden Zurich
Company Kuhn, Oberglatt
Editing sound recordings and
Audio guide production
Martin Bezzola, sound designer GmbH
City gardener portrait photos
With the financial support of
Ernst Göhner Foundation
Dr. Hans Vontobel
Walter Haefner Foundation
Migros Culture Percentage
Botanical Garden of the University of Zurich
Green City of Zurich
Pro Specie Rara
To all the city gardeners who have helped us
All the people who made themselves available for an interview