Urban gardens and youth workers from around the World

In the following map, you can find some urban gardens, community gardens and local initiatives dealing with the gardening field from different places of the world! Discover where they are located, what they exactly do and any further information that can help you to get inspired!….Are you already a local good practice? So wide your horizons, putting yourself in the map!

Vilnius Urban Farm

First Urban garden in Lithuania. Founded in 2011. “The main goal of the garden is to develop a local community, a chance for people to get out of their house and to make contact with others. In Lithuania, urban communities are not as developed as rural communities. To take gardening as a tool for interaction and for building a neighbourhood community is unique in Lithuania and might even inspire other initiatives. There are plans to build a teahouse in the future, so the place becomes more attractive and can used to host workshops and present lectures. Some of the local schools are already involved and would also like to develop this educational aspect further.”

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Fairview Gardens Center for Urban Agriculture

The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens is a non-profit educational facility situated on a 100-year-old working organic farm in the heart of the “good land”, Goleta, California.

We are a California non-profit organization established in 1997 to preserve and operate Fairview Garden as a working organic farm that nurtures the human spirit through educational programs and public activities at the farm. Our mission is to build connections between community, food and nature while demonstrating the economic viability of small-scale urban agriculture while providing education to farmers, policy makers, and the local community.

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  • (805) 967-7369

Crowley Station Community Garden

 Crowley Station Community Garden is a small urban garden of 20 raised bed.

Members pay a yearly fee to grow their own food here. CSCG hosts gardening workshops, yoga classes and social events open to the public. One bed is an educational plot teaching members how to garden; harvests from this bed are donated to the Grace Episcopal Food Pantry.

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Prinzessinnengärten (Princess gardens)

Nomadisch Grün (Nomadic Green) launched Prinzessinnengärten (Princess gardens) as a pilot project in the summer of 2009 at Moritzplatz in Berlin Kreuzberg, a site which had been a wasteland for over half a century. Along with friends, activists and neighbours, the group cleared away rubbish, built transportable organic vegetable plots and reaped the first fruits of their labour.

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  • +49(0)17624332297

Himmelbeet

Himmelbeet is an intercultural community garden in the middle of Berlin-Wedding. We are open to everyone who likes to be a little closer to nature. For those with green thumbs, we rent out beds to plant, garden and harvest in but we also have community beds for those who do not have as much time to spare. Talk to our workers if you want to harvest and buy some of our produce, or if you want to help out! Aside from the gardening we can often use help with other things such as events, fundraising, PR, and at the café. If you have your own ideas for projects, please come see us too and we will talk about if and how we can realize them. Of course, you’re also welcome to just relax and have a drink and a bite at the café or join in one of our many workshops and events.

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Mauergarten

Mauergarten is an urban garden situated in the Mauerpark, on the former site of part of the Berlin Wall. As much an intercultural and community initiative to support cooperation as it is a place to grow vegetables, the garden was established in 2013. It consists of over 50 raised beds, and is open to local residents for community gardening.

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HERLIGHETEN (THE GLORY)

Herligheten is an ecological initiative and project about urban food production initiated in April 2012 and developed during April and May 2012. Herligheten is located at Loallmenningen in Bjørvika, a rocky “island” in the middle of a rough building site surrounded by roads, railway lines and the airing towers for the submerged tunnel underneath.

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  • 909 42 528

The Highline

Owned by the City of New York, the High Line is a public park maintained, operated, and programmed by Friends of the High Line, in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

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The Food Print LAb

The Food Print Lab is an architectural team with passion for how to combine food in architecture and urban planning. We are a social enterprise working with urban and rural development in an open, innovative and co-creative way. We act as municipalities, organizations and regions extended arm when it comes to fulfilling green and social objectives in practice.

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  • info@thefoodprintlab.com

ØsterGro

A 600 m2 organic rooftop garden, five floors above an old car auction – it sounds like a scene from New York, but it is totally Copenhagen. Here in Østerbro, the ØsterGro project, comprising 90 tonnes of soil spread over neat raised beds, is just one example of how urban gardens are turning Copenhagen roofs into lush urban agriculture.

One of the first roof gardens appeared three years ago on top of a shed in a Nørrebro backyard. What became known as the ‘Roof Tomato’ project has since spread like wildfire – today, it involves up to a thousand families who grow their own vegetables and flowers in self-watering ‘capillary boxes’ that don’t require daily care, and can be placed on vacant backyard roofs, balconies, in sidewalk gardens or sunny squares.

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  • +45 20 88 38 98

Urban Seedling / Semis Urbain

We build high-density raised bed gardens in your backyard, rooftop or balcony to give you fresh organic vegetables on your doorstep. We install the garden for you and plant your choice of vegetables, fruits and herbs and come back 3 times a year to re-plant with the seasons. A backyard garden brings your family the joy of gardening and a close connection to the growing cycle. Fresh picked organic vegetables are the tastiest and most nutritious vegetables you’ve ever had. Our chemical-free gardens are great for the environment. They even reduce your carbon footprint and use less water.

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  • +1 514-578-8900

Jardin des Jeunes Pouces

The Jardin des Jeunes Pouces is a community garden open to all residents who are interested in trying their hand at gardening. One of the aims of this community undertaking is to create a garden that generates no waste and uses only recycled resources. In addition to 20 raised plant beds, the garden includes an urban meadow that allows residents to experience the natural cycles of the meadow and compare them to those of the cultivated garden.

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GrowUp Urban Farms

GrowUp Urban Farms is committed to feeding people in cities in a way that is positive for communities and the environment, today and in the future. We produce sustainable fresh fish, salads and herbs in cities using a combination of aquaponic and vertical growing technologies.

We lower the environmental impact of agriculture by building and operating farms that take unused urban space and use it to grow produce. Through the use of aquaponic technology and protected cropping, we can produce a year-round harvest of fresh, leafy vegetables and fish.

We’re changing the way food is grown and distributed in cities and we’re reconnecting people with the story of food from farm to fork.

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Farm The City London

We love urban farming, and growing affordable, organic, fresh food in the city! Whether it’s a selection of herbs on your window sill or you take part in a community growing space – we love you! We believe growing our own food is a sign of a healthy society. We all eat, so where our food comes from is politically important, but it’s important for our health and the planet too. Our hope is for London to be a green city, full of edible gardens and wildlife. Please enjoy our website with ideas and links to help get you started.

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Spitalfields City Farm

Spitalfields City Farm is the nearest city farm to the square mile. Despite this, the farm is located in one of the most deprived and densely populated wards of Tower Hamlets (DOE 1996), although Spitalfields remains a vibrant and colourful multi-cultural area with strong community links.

Spitalfields City Farm was originally set up by volunteers in 1978 and we still rely on volunteers today to help maintain the farm and gardens, look after the animals and assist us delivering projects. In short, without volunteers there would be no farm. Come down and visit the animals and get involved in a variety of activities. Volunteering, team building, or school trips.

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  • +44 0207 247 8762

HortaFCUL

This project is open to anyone who wishes to participate in a volunteer way. In the Winter the usual schedule for collective work is Sundays and Wednesdays starting around 16:00 pm. If you want to learn more about Permaculture and Organic Agriculture, or even apply your knowledge maybe here is a good place for you, appear and join, this project belongs to all of us.

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Ground Floor Farm

Ground Floor Farm is a food and community space in Historic Downtown Stuart. Founded in 2014 by three Stuart natives, our aim is to help grow a more dynamic and resilient town through food, art, and fun. We are part (sub)urban farm, part experimental kitchen workshop, part arts and events venue, part banquet hall, part open source community space. Yes, those are a lot of things for one business to be. We want to nourish Stuart with excellent food, practical and interesting know-how, and enriching cultural and artistic experiences.We want Ground Floor Farm to be as varied, vibrant, and expansive as our beautiful home town. So come; eat, learn, and enjoy. Make this space your own.

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  • (772) 600-4230

Perth City Farm

Perth City Farm is an urban community garden, education and network centre that operates on permaculture principles. Before becoming an organic permaculture centre, the site had been used as a scrap metal yard and a battery recycling plant. In transforming the site we demonstrated how vital agricultural processes could be enlisted to revitalise a city, bringing normally opposing environments of city and farm together to produce a whole much greater than the sum of it’s parts.

Our produce, markets and workshops make for healthy bodies, our community outreach and social programs make for healthy communities, our innovative sustainable practices and education centre make for a healthy city. Combined together all these make for a healthy planet.

The East Perth City Farm was founded in 1994 as an initiative of the Planetary Action Network (PAN), the youth branch of Men of the Trees in Western Australia.

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  • +61 8 9325 7229

Common Good City Farm

Common Good City Farm (formerly called the 7th Street Garden) is an urban farm and education center growing food for low-income residents in Washington, DC and providing educational opportunities for all people that help increase food security, improve health, and contribute to environmental sustainability.

Common Good City Farm’s programs provide hands-on training in food production, healthy eating and environmental sustainability. The Farm itself serves as a demonstration site to individuals, organizations and government agencies in the DC Metro area. The site and our programs integrate people of all ages, classes and races to create vibrant and safe communities.

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  • +1 202-559-7513

City Farm School

The City Farm School is an initiative to develop partnerships and expertise in urban agriculture on the island of Montréal. Our aim is to promote a cultural shift towards more resilient communities able to meet the challenges posed by climate change by focusing on local food autonomy. With the support of Concordia University, The City Farm School (CFS) offers seminars, discussions, internship placements, volunteer opportunities and popular education style teach-ins on permaculture, organic crop planning, producing seedlings, mushroom cultivation, composting, pest management, organic plant nutrition, rain water harvesting, and other topics of great public interest, promoting a strong focus on experiential learning and the cultivation of a can-do spirit.

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Windmill Hill City Farm

The Farm aims to connect, empower and educate people in its locality by providing a mix of resources and activities. As well as a farmyard and gardens it has an adventure playground, a children’s day nursery, and runs many groups for people with support needs at specific times of their life.

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  • +44 117 963 3252

City Farm Chicago

City Farm turns fallow, vacant land into amazingly productive farmland. Using our chemical-free, small plot intensive production farming technique, we produce 25,000 lbs of high-quality produce per acre. City Farm is a full circle approach to farming, from food scrap collection and composting, to growing, harvesting, selling and then back to food scrap collection.

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From The Ground Up Community Garden

Community Organization in Pensacola, Florida

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  • +1 850-934-3609

Lismore Community Garden

Rainbow Region Community Farms Inc (RRCF) is a not-for-profit association, formed in 2006, and has the broad aim of promoting community gardens and related initiatives in and around Lismore in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, Australia.  At present our major activity is management and operation of the Lismore Community Garden, under a Deed of Licence with Lismore City Council. Organic veggies, herbs, fruit, and community-building

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Sakurai Farm

In the “Sakurai farm”, the motto of “safety” and “filled with nutritious agricultural products” are engaged in our  agriculture.

Chemical synthesis pesticides, chemical fertilizers, herbicides, etc. are not used at all. We make safe organic fertilizer out of the best of the products from Sakanakasu, Kanigara, rice bran and the like.

For the extermination of pests, we use materials that are defined in the JAS certification to recognize the organic cultivation by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. We grow vegetables close to natural environments as much as possible without destroying the ecosystem.

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  • 042-396-6344

Porters Community Farm

The primary mission of the Porters Community Farm is to grow crops and supply fresh organic vegetables to the St. Francis House – a transitional home for the homeless – which is only a few blocks away. In addition to providing shelter to the homeless in our community, St. Francis House operates a soup kitchen that supplies lunch to 200 individuals every day. We feel fortunate to be able to contribute nutritious and delicious veggies to those meals!

In the fall of 2014, we launched the Porters Youth Gardening Project. Youth from the Porters Community Center, located just across the street from the Farm, spend one afternoon each week learning about the science and practice of growing vegetables.

The Farm also includes a community garden with plots available for members of the surrounding Porters neighborhood and the community at large.

It is only with volunteer support that the Farm is able to operate and donate organically grown vegetables to those in need. Volunteer workdays are open to anyone, and are held on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers have contributed over 2,500 hours to the Farm. We partner with local organizations and student groups to provide volunteer opportunities through our workdays.

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  • +1 352-377-6355

Kahumana Community Farm

Welcome! We are a community of 5 distinct campuses on over 50 acres in the beautiful Lualualei Valley on the sunny west side of O’ahu. We have also just opened a new learning center located in Kailua on O’ahu’s windward coast.

Included in our diverse mix are folks from all walks of life: farmers, social workers, social entrepreneurs, people transitioning from homelessness, visitors, locals, youth, and people with disabilities, to name just a few.

We aspire to celebrate the bounty of Hawaii’s natural and cultural environment while also helping to address some of her most pressing needs.

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  • (808) 696-2655

Garden Seri Kantan - Permaculture

The Garden thrives with Kantan (species of ginger) highly used in Malay cooking.

The community arer welcome to participate in the events and working of the garden.

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  • +60 12-484 7531

Greendom Community Garden

A business started by the students with an emphasis on serving the community and preserving the environment Greendom aims to reclaim the name “Garden City “for our city , Bangalore. The plants will be sold at a subsidized rate so that people are encouraged to plant more trees. Join us in our effort to make this planet green and clean.

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  • +91 80 2558 1238

The Veggie Prince’s House

Most of our activities at Veggie Prince’s House deal with growing vegetables or what I call “growing happiness in your home”. We organise it once a month. Other courses include growing organic lime in…

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Huerto Urbano Yungay

Urban crops is a multidisciplinary organization responsible for collecting and disseminating the theory, knowledge and practices related to urban agriculture by way of digital media, conducting agricultural projects and the development of educational strategies for the transfer of the information.

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Jardín Comunitario Guamúchil

Raiz de fondo is a nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for life enhancement in the region of baja california sur though community gardens, classes in organic gardening, cooking & nutrition.

We maintain three community gardens located in la paz serve that serve as community gathering points and outdoor classrooms. Originally, empty lots, now urban oases, they allow the public to cultivate vegetable gardens and community.

Our activities include organic gardening, nutrition and healthful cooking classes that emphasize the use of fresh produce, introduction to techniques for the conservation of water and school visits.

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  • (612)12-2-94-08

Davis Community Garden- Jardín Comunitario de Davis

Parks and Community Services operates the Community Gardens located at 1825 Fifth Street, on the north side of Fifth Street between L Street and Pole Line Road. There are currently 116 rentable plots, as well as a Garden Center, Herb Plot, Perennial Plot and Donation Garden. Full plots are 18’ x 20’ and there are a few half plots.

The annual (January to December) rental fee allows the City to provide land, water and limited facility maintenance and administrative staff support to gardeners.

The Community Garden policies help provide a positive gardening experience in productively used garden plots, which become an asset to the community. By following the policies and guidelines, you show that you want to garden successfully in a community garden plot.

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  • +1 (530) 320-2109

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

Upper Liesbeek River Garden was started in the year 2004 with the help of the Bishops Court Residence Association to create a space of relaxation, growth and environmental education.

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SKIP Community Garden at Auckland Women's Centre

The Auckland Women’s Centre in partnership with SKIP Single Mums are creating a child-friendly community garden on Francis Reserve, Grey Lynn, Auckland.

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  • +64  376 3227

Grafton Community Garden

We are intending to grow food crops organically, develop community composting facilities and generally build a stronger community spirit. Much more in the pipeline!

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Kelmarna Gardens

We are intending to grow food crops organically, develop community composting facilities and generally build a stronger community spirit. Much more in the pipeline!

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The Library Cafe Community Gardens

Have you been to check out the Garden lately? Courgettes, Cabbages, Tomatoes & lots of herbs ready for picking. Feel free to come and help yourself and all we ask in return is to pull a few weeds or, spend some time helping us keep the plants watered in this summer heat or, if you have any spare seedlings, help us fill in some of the gaps. As a community garden we would love to get more people involved so feel free to send me any great ideas you may have – debbie@librarycafe.co.nz.

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  • +64 9-636 7292

Opawa Community Gardens

The Opawa Community Gardens meets every Saturday at 163 Opawa Rd from 10am. If you’re interested in gardening, please come along. Any level of experience is appreciated.

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  • +64 3-332 2493

Kua Hua Ake Te Ao Community Cafe and Garden

Kua hua ake Te Ao Cafe and Garden is a community project that operates on a donation basis. It was created to provide a place for the community of Linwood, to meet, treat themselves, and enjoy a little beauty and serenity in their day.

As the name describes, the project symbolises hope and new beginnings for this neighbourhood. Created by voluntary effort sourced from the local communtiy, Kua hua ake Te Ao Cafe and Garden will continue to be run and maintained by volunteer workers.

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Skye Forest Garden

The name Rubha Phoil is Gaelic for Paul’s Point. It is where Paul MacDonald and his two brothers made landfall after escaping the massacre of Glencoe in 1692.

For over 20 years this enchanting 16 acre woodland peninsula has been developed and maintained through the ethos and principles of permaculture.

Registered Scottish Charity – SCO42188

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Woodlands Garden

Woodlands Community Development Trust is concerned with the long term regeneration of Woodlands area of Glasgow – its economy, its environment, its facilities and the ‘spirit’ of Woodlands. We are community based and accountable – in our work, our style and the composition of our board of management. We support local people in shaping the future of Woodlands in ways that are sustainable, environmentally friendly and innovative. Our key aims include supporting community-based education activities, promoting the health and well-being of our community, encouraging participation in community arts and the advancement of environment protection.

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  • +44 141 332 2656

The Back Garden

The Back Garden is a community garden situated on a derelict piece of land behind the Possilpark Health and Care Centre on Killearn and Carbeth Street.

There are weekly drop-in sessions, and a variety of workshops and events throughout the growing season.

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  • +44 141 237 9144

Havana Community Gardens

The Community Gardens of Havana, located just south of Havana Elementary School, was started in the fall of 2009 by local community gardeners in corporation with the Town of Havana as a means of providing community garden space for use by local residences.

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  • +1 850-443-2362

Fox Point Community Garden, Providence, Rhode Island

Fox Point Community Garden totally loves you. To get on the waiting list for a plot, or if you have questions about the garden, visit the website.

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Charlestown RI Community Garden

The Charlestown Community Garden, a non-profit organization which provides over 4000 lbs of fresh organic vegetables to local food pantries and soup kitchens, is in need of volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings from 9 to noon. Garden volunteers perform basic gardening functions such as planting, weeding and harvesting. No prior gardening experience is required. The garden is located in Ninigret Park next to the Charlestown Senior Center.

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CROWS Point Community Garden

CROWS Point Community Garden was started in 2008 when a group of neighbours saved native plants from construction sites and re-planted them in a neglected piece of land. In 2010 the City of Vancouver approved CROWS Point as an official community garden and after many hours of shoveling, digging and building neighbours saw their hard work come together as garden plots sprouted, native plants thrived and friendships blossomed.

In keeping with our roots we dedicated half of our garden to food production and the other half to native plants that create habitat for both human and non-human neighbours. We strive to create a community and physical place where everyone is welcome and encouraged to contribute, learn and connect.

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Glencoe Community Garden

Glencoe Community Garden is a community-wide service project for community members of all ages and abilities. It will be a sustainable, organic-practicing, food-producing mini-farm and garden and serve local food kitchens, pantries and other charitable organizations. People from all communities are invited to join us in this exciting project!

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  • gcgarden18@gmail.com

Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill Community Garden

Knocknaheeny Hollyhill Community Garden is a public amenity and resource for both the local neighborhood and the wider community. It is managed by Niche Community Health Project. Our Community Gardener, experienced

horticulturist Triona Murphy, is available to give growing advice, encouragement and support. The garden has a polytunnel as well as lots of outdoor beds. There is also a building onsite with indoor community space – perfect for rainy days. Volunteers can share the produce from the garden and an affordable vegetable box scheme is available to local residents.

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Boca Raton Community Garden

The mission of the Boca Raton Community Garden is to cultivate the spirit of community and enhance quality of life by creating and sustaining an organic garden of vegetables, flowers, plants, and trees. The garden will foster environmental sustainability and stewardship, advance horticultural and nutritional education, provide a beautiful and natural retreat, and produce a healthy supplemental food source for its gardeners and the hungry.

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Seeds of Hope Community Garden

We are a community based Community Garden that is focused on growing fresh nutritious vegetables, fruits and herbs. We are devoted to bringing this community together to make this Garden a successful and productive growing experience.

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  • +1 561-252-7179

Orto Capovolto

It is a cooperative dealing with urban gardening in Palermo; the team, composed by young architects, educators and youth workers, plan, develop and establish different type of urban gardens for individuals, families, children, schools and organisations.

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CODIFAS

CODIFAS is a consortium of defence and promotion of the agriculture in Sicily (Italy); located in Palermo, he has two shared urban gardens, where individuals and families can rent a plot for cultivating organic vegetables, supported by turors; moreover, CODIFAS organizes public event, promoting educational activities.

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Beyond a Construction Site

A Community-Based Garden Intervention in a Degraded Urban Space in Ljubljana

In collaboration with neighbourhood residents and other interested people, we have been transforming a long-fenced-off plot of land near Resljeva Street in Ljubljana into a community space intended for urban gardens, socializing, education, and culture. In this way we are examining and showing the potential of degraded urban areas and the possibility of their receiving new value through temporary use and community-based interventions. Parallel to this the project enhances and promotes possibilities for urban gardening as well as more active inclusion of inhabitants in decision making about the planning, development, and management of the city spaces.

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