Open Soil Atlas


Berlin (Germany)

Type/s of pollution

Soil pollution

Sustainable Development Goals addressed?

Number of citizens scientists involved

The project started on the the 1st of March 2021, this data will be update in the next months.

Is the pilot looking for participants?

If you live in Berlin and wish to participate to the pilot activities, please get in touch with the pilot team by using the contacts provided in this page.

What is this project about?

This pilot will create an open-source co-learning centre for the local community of Berlin. It will consist of a website presenting guidelines in a textual and infographic form to educate the public and raise awareness about soil quality and fertility and the correlation between healthy soil and healthy communities. The online material will be combined with a series of free workshops, where citizens will be taught how to make observations, test the soil, interpret results and draw conclusions. We will upload soil quality data and GPS locations to a digital entry form. Citizens’ observations will generate a high-resolution soil quality map. 

Our findings will furthermore provide policymakers and urban ecology initiatives with indicators as to which areas are best suited for agricultural purposes and which require remediation activities. 

The entire research and data collection process will then be replicated and expanded worldwide, in order to engage different communities and spread the analysis to new and different sites all over the world. The project builds on the Feld Food Forest project and is promoted by its community.

Are you interested in taking part?

If you live in Berlin and are interested in joining the pilot, please get in touch with the team by using the contact details provided in this page.

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Photos – Credit: Liz Eve and Ysanne Choksey

The project builds on the Feld Food Forest project and is promoted by its community, in collaboration with the Kulturlabor Trial & Error e. V.

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