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Hello and welcome to my green website,



Ackerfee mit roter Beete

I hope you are doing well. My name is 'Ackerfee' Andrea and I am living and working in Essen/ Germany, the European Green Capital 2017. My passion is city farming in addition to my full-time job as a back office sales assistant in a large service company.


I am passionate about growing my own vegetables 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 therapeutic for my mind and body and it brings people together. I like to get my hands dirty and get a lot of satisfaction out of watching a plant grow all the way from seed to vergetable production. Every couple of days I come out to the farm to tend the plants but mostly for the pleasure of watching them grow.



Since 2017, my husband and I have leased a parcel of land of 100 sqm from an organic farmer in our city. The farmer has divided his green space into plots and each plot is assigned to a "city farmer". At the same time, I have been publishing a website about my experiences, activities, tips and recipes as a city farmer. The nickname 'Ackerfee – ackern macht glücklich' means something like "The fairy from the fields – Reaping happiness".


In addition, my husband and I are about to make our home more and more sustainable, zero waste and plastic free. That is a nice challenge. And we want to encourage people to be more aware of their plastic use.


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


It is not possible to provide all the content of this website in every languages but feel free to send me an email--> with your comments or questions. I look forward to hearing from you.




I wish you a wonderful summer.Warm regards


Your 'Ackerfee' Andrea