08.05.2015 Fruits of the trees in the Luthergarten will be used by the Protestant School in Wittenberg

In late summer when time to harvest comes you can admire them – the fruits of the 80 fruit trees in Luthergarten. Aglow yellow quinces, red apples, blue plums, haws, and even pears from a Melanchthon pear tree will mature. To make use out of the fruits on May 13th, 2015 an agreement was signed between the Protestant school „Philipp Melanchthon“  and the LWF Center Wittenberg. This happened during devotion in the Luthergarten with music and songs. About 100 students including a guitar group took part.

Now, the school is allowed to harvest the fruits. Whether these fruits will become “Luther jam” or will be eaten freshly during the morning break – we will see. In addition the Luthergarten is an ideal place for the students to enjoy nature, to preserve the creation and to experience internationality and ecumenism. In this way the international and ecumenical monument for the Reformation jubilee becomes a strong part of the daily life in Wittenberg.

Zentrum Luthergarten

Next plantings:

March 11 Ev. Luth. Church in Sierra Leone
March 16 Lutheran Campus Ministry in Clemson, South Carolina, USA
June 16 Church congregations Twelf Apostles in Sarstedt rural and in Liebertwolkwitz, Germany
June 23 Immanuel Luth. Church in Bellevue, Nebraska, USA6
  Further tree plantings are presumably possible from the end of August 2018 onwards. There are only a few trees available. Please register your interest now.

Luthergarten Schlosskirche

Each euro allows the Luthergarten to grow!

It is not possible for all churches to raise the entire amount for the tree planting. But we do not want to exclude any church, particularly in this worldwide and ecumenical project. With your donation, you can help these churches to participate in the unique project Luthergarten.

Bank details:
Account holder: VELKD/LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg
IBAN: DE75 8006 3598 0000 4556 87
Bank:   Volksbank Wittenberg eG
            Collegienstraße 12
            06886 Lutherstadt
Purpose: tree planting WB + your name and address