The project was born to promote the recovery and development of old knowledge in the field of gardening. The aim was to reread these skills according to a current perspective based on the care and practical transformation of land and green spaces, in an innovative and sustainable way.
Through the involvement of an inter-generational target group, the general objectives of the partnership are to rediscover and renew the knowledge and the cultivation techniques that allow the self-maintenance of families, and also individual/shared entrepreneurship through the promotion of a message of exchange / solidarity active among the community, also to rediscover the now lost skills concerning the sowing, cultivation and harvest in public spaces currently in disuse
In the project we will try to involve the municipalities of the area to support the re-use of uncultivated land, parks, gardens and courtyards to raise the awareness of participants about the cycle of nature, using natural resources in a sustainable way according to the philosophy of permaculture (which is based on ethical principles of land care, personal care and resource sharing).
Starting from the current consolidated practice, which is not always correct, the project aims to favor the exchange and bring a more recent and innovative knowledge to all generations of users who want to compete in the practice of new models of sustainable cultivation from an environmental point of view.
Chi puo partecipare:
Our overall goal is to change our vision of gardening and raise awareness of our responsibility to live a sustainable life beyond consumerism through the following activities:
– learn to use the available green spaces to turn them into a regular source of food
– undertake research to find out which approaches are used throughout the world to transform green spaces into gardens and what are the
gardening techniques (which products are safe for people and the environment, how to get seeds, plants, water, care) using the web and interviewing older people
– Share the harvest with our neighbors and then develop a local market for local producers sharing local products
– Use social media to give advice and learn how to create a garden
– Creare una guida del processo documentando tutto in un blog, brevi video, immagini, etc.
We will try to offer an inclusive approach, which includes the participation of elderly people and other isolated groups, the sharing of knowledge and practice, ideas on self-maintenance and “community” enterprise.
In this way we can improve our philosophy of cooperation, to restore a sense of mutual aid for the sustainable and innovative development of our living spaces.
Argomenti e contenuti trattati:
Start a dialogue between the institutions involved in the education sector, local authorities and local communities
Search for existing approaches and public gardening initiatives around the world
Development of local strategies to recreate and / or transform gardens
Acquisition of knowledge on gardening, transmission and communication on organizational skills
Invite participants to take part in our project meetings
Type of financing: Grundtvig learning partnerships
Financed by: Agenzia Nazionale LLP Italia
Duration: 2 years (from 01/08/2012 to 31/07/2014)
cocoate.com – France
APSHSTDC – Portugal
Aiforia Agency for Sustainability – Germany
Dailcyf – Wales
Second Chance School – Greece
Dobele Adult Education and Business Support centre – Latvia
Cramars – Italy
Luogo di svolgimento:
The project will be implemented in the operational areas of the individual partners