|Leading agency:||Associazione Culturale Link|
|Area(s) of intervention:||Altamura (BA)|
|Total budget:||€ 8.000|
|NOPLANETB contribution:||€ 7.200|
|Starting date:||15st of January 2020|
Summary of the project
The project aims to create a community garden. The added value consists in the creation of a permanent place where it would be possibile to promote and concretely practice the culture of reuse, low environmental impact productions and sustainable lifestyles. The creation of the community garden has a significant social value as it is the external area adjacent to the Agorateca, a community library in a suburban neighborhood of the city of Altamura, which in addition to offering multimedia workstations, a reading and study room and a conference room, aims to make the Agorateca a place of aggregation and socialization for the whole community. The title “Chi semina raccoglie” refers to a double meaning: on one hand the collection of products from the garden and on the other, metaphorically, the collection of less tangible but equally important fruits such as the sense of community and social cohesion.
- 1600 citizenzs (students, elderly people, youth, children)
Despite the difficulties encountered because of COVID, this was a successful project. As for the training sessions on gardening and cultivation techniques and on sustainable architecture applied to the places to be redeveloped, the participants (15) were able to practically apply the notions learned in training, taking care of the squared vegetable garden, contributing to the construction of street furniture and games for children with recyclable material and animating that part of the garden, destined to become a public area open and accessible to the community of the neighborhood and the city. The continuous and constant attendance allowed the participants to developed a sense of belonging and affiliation to the physical place. The result of visibility and dissemination was achieved through public events fortunately organized in the presence. The people (100) who flocked to the presentation party of the project and inauguration of the garden, the children (300) involved in the playful workshops and in the sowing party, organized at the end of the activities, were able to learn about the project specifically and the actions.