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Our team

Meet everyone who is involved in the project and find out more about our organisations. 

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Himmelbeet
(Berlin, Germany)

Himmelbeet is a 1,700 m² community garden in the Berlin district of Wedding. Since 2013, with the help of many volunteers, it has been possible to create a public and green meeting place for social engagement and education which offers open space for the neighbourhood, social initiatives and visitors to join in and help shape it. The garden is cultivated with ecological methods and cares for biodiversity. Some of the garden vegetables are served in a sustainably managed and alternative Himmelbeet Cafe’ - built from recyclable materials such as wood and clay. Himmelbeet organizes workshops on gardening and ecology and is involved in inclusion projects. It aims at creating solutions for the ecological and social crisis by promoting the production of sustainable food, environmental education and community integration.

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Krakow Municipal Greenspace Authority
(Krakow, Poland)

A municipal unit established in July 2015. Its purpose is to take care of the maintenance and development of green areas in Krakow. While regenerating and improving the functionality of green areas, it focuses on cooperation with local residents by engaging them in a number of activities. One of the most important areas of cooperation is community gardens. Since 2018, Greenspace Authority has been implementing the "Krakow Social Gardens" program. Currently, there are about 9 community gardens and 18 school gardens in the city of Krakow as part of the project "Garden with class".

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Zasiej
(Warsaw, Poland)

Founded in 2019 in Warsaw, Zasiej is an organization focused on green education, urban gardening and inclusiveness. Some recent projects include topics such as creation of a local seed bank, permaculture design and implementation, horticultural therapy, art and education. Zasiej collaborates with schools, social therapeutic and health centers, art institutions, and municipalities. Its members operate in a small educational garden located in an allotment plot and are actively involved in the process of opening of allotments to the public.

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Changemaker 
(Göteborg, Sweden)

Changemaker is a consultant agency with over 20 years of experience that specializes in change management, digitalization and learning processes. It helps companies and organizations with tailor made solutions for leadership and team building. It’s a part of several international and local projects with a main goal - a more sustainable future. Among different initiatives (education, game development, publishing, events), they’re involved in a project Foodmaker - an educational program within urban activism and urban farming which engages in several development projects, events and workshops, in both Sweden and abroad.

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SaluTerre 
(Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, France)

SaluTerre is a landscape and social office created in 2004. We work for local authorities in order to create inclusives foodscapes: 

  • Gardens: Community gardens, shared gardens, alotment gardens. 

  • Farms: Urban farms,  pedagogical farms, professional farms. 

  • Food systems

  • Food planning. 

The methodology of SaluTerre is based on a process of co-construction between all the actors involved, particularly vulnerable unhabitants. Saluterre members have been involved in more than 100 shared gardens in France. 

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The Comparative Research Network 
(Berlin, German)

The Comparative Research Network was founded in 2007 and worked since then in the field of adult education and research. The CRN Network is specialised in training activities within the fields of intercultural competences, intergenerational learning, mobilities and migration. Additionally, the CRN is specialised in creating and performing evaluation and dissemination processes. The Comparative Research Network is based in Berlin and since 2007 active in Horizon2020, Erasmus+, REC, national and local programs.

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Kilowatt
(Bologna, Italy)

Kilowatt is a cooperative formed by different professionals who work in social innovation, circular economy, communication and urban regeneration.  Kilowatt is a sustainable and innovative public-private partnership model. The projects came to life in a regenerated abandoned public place – the former municipal greenhouses – which was given back to the local community. Nowadays the hub hosts plenty of initiatives including a coworking space, restaurant, vegetable garden, educational service for kids and many others.

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