Photo Essay: Gardens, Markets, and Protecting the Commons in Berlin

What is the good life? Where do we find well-being and sustainable happiness?

The World Happiness Report says Americans are increasingly unhappy, and the tearing of the social fabric is a major reason. Without common spaces, it can be hard to connect.

While I was in Berlin, I met Elisabeth Meyer-Renschhausen, a sociologist, an author of several books on urban gardening, and an activist working to protect the common spaces — especially gardening spaces — of her city.

I wrote an essay about it at YES! Magazine; here are photos from our day together in early April 2017.

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Community gardens, cafés, markets, and all sorts of common spaces where people come together — and where they can connect to nature … all part of the revolution where you live.

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