Entries tagged with “community gardens”.


Allemende Kontor, a Berlino, it’s in a public space, in a wide area. The vegetable gardens anyway are not in the ground, but in container, pot, baskets….

Tempel Hof the public park where Allmende contor (which means public office) is, it was an old airport. It was the oneo which was used at the end of World war II, starting cold war, to bring aid to western Berlino isolated by sovietic army. The access to the garden is totally free: you can go there, build your container, put your name in it, and share your knowledge with other people. There is an association, wich signed a contract with the council, but everyone can go, do and help.

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Potager 8 mq/ autosuffisance, Rue de la Retorique, Bruxelles, ┬áit’s a small garden inside a school yard. It is not a ground garden: vegetables grow in wheeled container. Each container has an interesting mix of plants which mimic bioversity. More interesting, each container can be transported everywhere, for example in a parking area, to protest against the invadence of cars.
More or less 20 people take care of the garden, but everyone can go for a drink in the late afternoon. Sharing seeds is also a good thing to do.

This the english page for orto diffuso website.
Here you cannot find every post translated.
This page is dedicated to the multimedia project of European community gardens: a book and videos on the community garden all around Europe.
The contents will be on creative commons.
But if you have any suggestion on
-an international publisher for the book (now the book it will be made only for Italy),
-grants and funding (for example, from European Union), to do a movie on Europan gardens,

please contact orto diffuso (at) inventati.org

Orto diffuso (which more or less means “spread vegetable gardens”) is a project of mapping and improving vegetable gardens (i.e. community gardens) in Milano, Italy.
Town are a mix of culture, people, hardware and nature that at least become like a very good vegetable soup if we respect each diversity/biodiversity.
Improving our vegetable gardens improve also people self confiance and resiliance, sustainability and their power to change the cities letting them to evolve instead becoming Nineteen century dinosaurs.