I am fortunate to be able to co-create a food forest in Brandenburg. While at first, I tried to figure out ways to steer the land, I realised that I misunderstood the land. It wasn’t a material object to manage, but a field of relationships between all kinds of beings. As Alexis Shotwell mentions “Place is a way of knowing, of experiencing and relating to the world and with others”. Understanding place as a relationship opens up different practices of gardening. Permaculture, food forests and agro forestry practices respond to this already.