Looking to head out for some spring sunshine but lack the inspiration? Worth a browse is Dream Local, a digital marketplace for nature-filled experiences that go far beyond the usual walk in the woods. The site lets you find activities in and around Berlin, helping you support local initiatives and businesses and improve and preserve the environment. Dream Local’s philosophy is based on three principles: protecting nature by connecting with it, giving yourself purpose and fulfillment, and fostering belonging and empowerment through meeting other people. We’re happier, healthier and more productive when we make nature a meaningful part of our lives. This, in turn, helps the environment: people are more likely to get involved in their community and engage with nature when they feel connected to it. There are already 16 diverse experiences to discover on the platform, including herb foraging, self discovery workshops with horses, dyeing fabrics with plants, wine tasting sessions, barefoot walks and even “forest bathing” with pranayama. The workshops and activities are not just a great way to escape the city, but encourage you to open your eyes to the possibilities nature offers. Dream Local invites you to discover nature, find yourself and experience the beauty of Berlin and Brandenburg. Time to dive into your wilderness!
Text: Anabelle Grundmann / Photos: Luke Montgomery & Amauri Mejia / Credit: Dream Local