Danisinni Garden

Leading agency: In Medias Res
Area of interventions: Quartiere Danisinni, Palermo
Total budget: € 7.500
Requested contributions: € 6.750
Duration: 6 months
Start and end date(s): 01/11/2018 – 30/04/2019

Summary of the project

The idea is to create a green space in the Danisinni neighbourhood in Palermo, usable by all citizens and managed by the local community in a participatory manner. In the area, now there are a social vegetable garden, an educational farm and a social circus tent and a lot of activities and workshops that involve the entire community of the neighbourhood are carried out.
The designed idea is based on the firm will to create the garden, through open meetings during which the exchange of skills, the sharing of experiences and experiential training will be the central elements of the work and its methodological basis. The intent is to spread awareness of the importance of the role of active citizenship in the management of common spaces and to enhance the local community capacities to manage the nascent garden in a shared way. The creation of the garden is also a way to produce a social change for the community, because through both direct participation to all stages of creation and daily management it becomes part of the individual and of the community. The objectives therefore are: to increase the sensitivity towards shared and participatory management of the common goods, to enhance the urban green spaces for the protection of the environment and of the human health and to spread sustainable practices.

Beneficiaries

5,000 Italian citizens + 5,000 foreigners (tot 10,000 people)

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