On the first day of summer, 21 June, the Eco Club of the European School went on a very special excursion. It went along the Hachinger Bach, but there was more than just walking. Ms Hartwig from the Green City e.V. association showed the pupils the various plants that grow along the way. Green City is a non-profit association that promotes ecological development in the city of Munich.
The expert explained which wild plants are edible, which are considered medicinal herbs and what the cultural significance of the plants is. She explained ecological concepts of urban planning and the difference in biodiversity between the inner city and the outskirts.
In the process, the pupils also collected various plants themselves. After returning home, they could prepare them together in the playground. Several dishes were created: goutweed pesto, plantain tempura and, for dessert, elderberry pancakes. In this way, the participants not only got to know nature better, they also had a delicious culinary experience.