Urban gardens have been developing all over the world as a mean to foster self-sufficiency, local production, consumption and above all: social inclusion, dialogue and sustainable lifestyles.

6 organisations, representing 5 European major cities, have come together to run a unique and transnational project, in order to connect urban gardens, share practices among them and build together the innovative Otesha gardens – this is the European Urban Gardens Otesha project.

In EU’GO, gardens are innovative tools to work on different themes: social cohesion thanks to a better intercultural and intergenerational dialogue, social and professional (re)integration through training, and education to sustainable development connected to the promotion of healthy lifestyles.

During the two-years of the project, urban gardeners meet their European peers and study other gardens in Marseille, Rome, Barcelona, Potsdam and Plymouth. They share, improve their practices and implement tools from a country to another. All in all, they benefit from the exchanges with others and they design altogether international tools and learning methods accessible online on the EU’GO website.


The diversity of local realities and of the participating gardens brings valuable inputs that can be re-used by other gardens all around the world, and also by people wanting to create an Otesha garden.

For more information about the project, download the attached file.

To access the resources provided by experienced gardens, go to theResources” page of the website.