Berlin

1st transnational meeting

After a difficult time of the pandemic, we finally had an opportunity to meet in Berlin. We have visited several community gardens, such as Himmelbeet, ElisaBeet Garden located inside of St.Elisabeth II cemetery, and Rote Beete, which was established with the support of Centre Francais de Berlin.

 

Community gardens can be barrier-free and inclusive places that encourage disabled users to participate in gardening activities. We had a chance to build a wheelchair-accessible raised bed in the ElisaBeet garden together with TUML, a project by and for people with and without disabilities interested in urban gardening, sustainability and environmental protection.

Kraków

2nd transnational meeting

Our second transnational meeting started at the SYMBIOSIS Center of Ecological Education, where we saw an interactive exhibition about the local flora and fauna. We also had an opportunity to explore a "secret garden" created in the courtyard of the historical building of the Municipality of Krakow, and an urban farm led by All In Foundation in Kleparski Park.


The highlight of the trip was a visit to one of the schools participating in the project “School with Class” run by the Krakow Greenspace Authority where we had a chance to learn more about hortitherapy for kids with special needs.

Bologna

3rd transnational meeting

Next stop - Bologna. Beautiful Italian weather allowed us to exchange experiences. First of all, we got to know the activities of our partners from Kilowatt, who run their business in the green heart of Giardini Margherita. Activities offered to the local community include a vegetable garden with a hydroponic growing system, a co-working space, a kindergarten and many cultural and integrational events.

 

Thanks to our visit, we were able to learn about the activities of Forno Brisa bakery, whose business system is based on harmony with nature and the local community and we visited Baumhaus cooperative with the surrounding park.

Bordeaux

4th transnational meeting

On the first sunny days of spring, we met again. This time at the Grand Parc community gardens of Bordeaux. The neighbourhood was founded in the 60s, and many of the habitants could for the first time co-share gardens. There was a wide range of different community gardens for us to see. From collective and individual plots to allotment gardens and an educational urban farm within the city, and of course, a shared garden whose creation was supported by SaluTerre. 

 

VRAC - a national association which provides affordable quality food all over France is a great example of how to promote and implement 
inclusive green education and sustainable food production.

Berlin

Input Training

This Input training was special: we had the chance to test our methods with new experts who have not participated in the programme so far. Thanks to their feedback we could improve our current methods. 

 

We visited the inclusive Garden in Moritzplatz, an inspiring example of how to bring together neighbouring communities. At the Projekthaus Potsdam we learned how they promote social, ecological and inclusive ideas and tested several interactive methods such as ’reclaiming space’ and 'Barriers check'. 

The third day felt like a nature retreat: we explored the wonderful place of Ökowerk in the city forest of Grunewald. 

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