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.
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.
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.