Big Pumpkins from an urban Garden: Johannes Offermann cultivates record-breaking Vegetable

His latest big pumpkin comes in at 337,5 kilogramms. Too heavy to be lifted without a chain block. In Johannes Offermann’s garden in the city of Cologne everything is a little taller, bigger or heavier. From tomatoes, to kohlrabies, to chili. All that requires a lot of time (constantly checking the needs of the plants), water (sometimes more than 300 liters) and less fertilizer. Too … Continue reading Big Pumpkins from an urban Garden: Johannes Offermann cultivates record-breaking Vegetable

The growing popularity of a local soccer-team for players with handicaps

One of the videos went viral. Around 25 Million people watched the young soccer player scoring and then celebrating. With likes and response from famous players like Lukas Podolski oder Franck Ribery. Here’s the story behind the clip. It was taken in a Cologne suburb where a soccer tournament for players with handicap took place. With local club FC Germania Zündorf hosting. The club has … Continue reading The growing popularity of a local soccer-team for players with handicaps

Project Diary: German sports student Fabian Otte about his research journey in India

Right now he is studying sports at famous University Deutsche Sporthochschule in Cologne, Germany. In 2019 Fabian Otte took a trip to India – combining his passion for sports and game playing with his studies. For the transatlantic diablog Otte recaps his trip to the sub-continent. “140 subjects in three weeks? Sounds unrealistic – but it is not, at least not in India,” Otte says. … Continue reading Project Diary: German sports student Fabian Otte about his research journey in India