ES BIOSFERA is a garden of around 1500 m2 in the centre of Cardedeu, a small city next to Barcelona.
The Projekthaus Potsdam Babelsberg is a self-organised centre which offers a basis for public project work. Here the different aspects of life (work, education, social and political engagement, culture, habitation) are tried to reconnect.
Caroline is a resident in Millbrook. At the foot of the hill where she lives there was a small piece of ground that owned by the local council. No-one came to garden it or look after it and it was very overgrown. People had started to leave rubbish there. Someone had left an old hoover and there was lots of glass bottles lying around.
When an area of land is designated to be a Park, it becomes a park and the Municipality is in charge of its creation and maintenance. Sometimes a green area is green only because wild plants are growing inside it.
This is the story of the Rosa Raimondi Park, its neighborhood and a group of citizens and associations that have created the Garbatella Urban Gardens, citizens that acted for preserving the area from building development. The Garbatella Urban Gardens is a story of active citizenship and participation.
Once upon a time … In 2000, through the enthusiasm of some inhabitants, Croq Jardin was born, to allow them to come together and garden. A few years later, the purpose of garden also becomes educational: children and adolescents are involved in the creation of the garden during participatory projects.
Have you visited the EU´GO e-Learning platform at www.eugolearning.org ?
Did you enjoy the activities and good practice that European urban gardens have shared with you? Would you like to contribute to the growth of this new tool?
The e-Learning Portal of the EU’GO project is now online. It is the final product of this 2 year European project, based on good practices gathered from across the five countries involved in the project and experimented in the participating urban gardens.