Social inclusion and integration

My Old Pal– intergenerational gardening  (FR)
Young people help older people living alone in small squared kitchen garden.These gardens provide especially medicinal and green herbs to improve the lives of older people and they will be grown with agro-ecology technique.In return for their investment, youth will be encouraged in their personal projects and will receive a scholarship for travel or training (BAFA diploma, driving license).


Self-production with solidarity in a shared garden (FR)
To have a garden where the work is organised by a professional producer and each adherent can come when he wants, 2 half day worked in a week mean free part of the harvest + Social mix among users of the garden, creation of social links between members.


Let’s open the gardens (FR)
The act of opening theses gardens to others that the inhabitants of the social housing estate is put forward as a principle, rule, and can therefore be a management tool in the garden.


The meeting of gardeners (FR)
The meeting of gardeners takes place monthly and brings together the inhabitants of the social housings that have a plot in the connects people, projects gardens with local projects (neighborhood, city, …).it allows to make alive a collective (and a collective mind), difficult to maintain without a frame. It should help to give a voice to inhabitant gardeners, social landlord, association supporting the project.


 Outdoor Movie projection (FR)
A projection of animated short film is available in the garden, one Tuesday evening per month at the sweet season. The evening begins before the screening with a picnic where everyone is invited to bring something to share with others.

Seed Bank (SP)
The gardeners of the region grow seeds and observe all the cycle, put the seeds in the bank and exchange them with other gardeners. Simultaneously, documentation about the characteristics of the seeds is elaborated.


Garden in a bag (UK)
Urban / community gardens in large hessian bags to give an easy access gardening if no green spaces available



Vary your activities  (UK)
Work with disabled, mentally challenged, autists and down people. Advice about the variety of activities




Brunch in the garden (DE)
Monthly neighborhood brunch directly in the garden. Everybody have to bring something for the brunch, especially something to eat homemade. It enhances social link within neighbours, exchange about gardens, talk about subsistence, having fun


Dances dedicated to the seeds (IT)

The practice was born with the initiative of saving from a state of degrade little urban areas and transforming them in educational gardens with the involvement of elder people, youngsters, children and people with social difficulties.Our method consists in associating the art and creativity to a manual work, accompanying the planting with dances dedicated to the energies of the plants and of the trees.


Agroclub (IT)

The Agroclub model allows the owner of a cultivable piece of land to give it into adoption to external people who want to carry out gardening activities for leisure time but also for didactical or therapeutic purposes.


The Japanese garden (IT)

In the Japanese culture gardens are considered three- dimensional textbooks of Daoism and Zen Buddhism and the Japanese rock gardens were intended to be intellectual puzzles for the monks who lived next to them to study and solve. The Japanese garden is a miniature and idealized view of nature.The involvement in the embellishment of a public area can represent a good example to make citizens aware of the importance of taking care and maintaining common spaces.

Parmaculture Course (IT)

The practice of Permaculture is wide recognised as one of the operational tools in order to establish more sustainable models from a social and environmental point of view. The participation of urban gardeners to a Permaculture course can enrich them, culturally and technically.



Gardening for solidarity (IT)
The urban garden “S.Caterina” was born as an excuse for gathering people and make them aware of the work of La Cometa ONLUS. The organisation work with distance adoptions and fights against poverty in Africa, Asia and South America, the garden was thought as a means of funding the activities of the organisation.




Horticultural Therapy (IT)
Terra d’orto has in hand a green area where many activities are carried on:
-Horticultural therapy activities for disabled people -A shared community garden for families living in the neighborhood
-Harvesting days
-Educational activities with donkeys for disabled people
-Summer centre for children (also for disabled children) with environmental education activities


Community Bread Oven (SP)
Construct a bread oven in the garden with the help of neighborhood and local community and with a video of the process to be disseminated