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Go down to the public gardens, get a hoe and tools of the trade without being afraid of getting your hands dirty. This is what is happening in Basilicata, where citizens take possession of the city of Potenza to set up urban gardens.
In Potenza, citizens take the field with the project OrtInCittà which brings agriculture throughout the urban area. The municipal green areas are an asset of the community and their maintenance and conservation represent activities of public interest, these are the premises for every Urban garden.
Here is a typical dialogue that could take place in the next few days in the city of Potenza:
“Mom, I'm going out, I'm going to cultivate my garden "
“But we don't have a garden. Are you crazy? "
“Yes, we have it, it's about the public gardens! Mom, please, get updated! "
Thus even the youngest will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves withurban agriculture. The project is promoted by Legambiente Circle of Potenza in collaboration with the municipal administration. This project aims to allocate some public spaces to cultivation so as to enhance the social, cultural, economic and environmental connotations of the city of Potenza. In addition, cultivating the land means removing potential construction activities, it means preserving the territory from the phenomenon of overbuilding.
In many cities of Italy, too often, the city areas are in conditions of decay, abandoned, sometimes without maintenance. L'Urban garden relaunch public spaces and with the project of Legambiente Circle of Potenza it will be possible to sensitize citizens to critical and conscious food consumption.
There are many advantages of a Urban garden:
Educating to respect for the environment.
Reduce the production of organic waste through the activation of small composting processes.
Provide income supplement through self-consumption.
Provide schools, through the creation of "educational gardens", a tool for approaching science teaching in an innovative and experiential way.
The Legambiente Circle of Potenza has thought of everything and on June 7th ""We cultivate the city"", The training course for future managers of urban gardens of the city of Potenza, an opportunity to learn how to plan, prepare and work thevegetable garden. For registration, consult the legambientebasilicata.it portal
Edited by Anna De Simone, on twitter @annadesimone