»Hallo, wie war der Winter?« - or in english »Hello, how was the Winter?«. Like this the members of the allotment garden Herne Nord greet each other at the common garden fence after the long break at the turn of the year. If the thermometer rises above 15 degrees, lawnmowers, hedge trimmers and all kinds of porcelain animals are carted out of the shed - this is how the new season starts in Herne-Horsthausen. A deeprooted neighborhood idea lives in the traditional culture of the allotment garden: you spend your days fence to fence in the separated row gardens, work and live together. You become part of a community that revives values such as warmth, sincerity and neighborhood in times of fast-moving relationships.