I giardini delle api

Leading agency: Associazione ECOntACT
Area(s) of intervention: Turin
Total budget: € 9.000
NOPLANETB contribution: € 8.100
Duration: 6 months
Starting date: 15st of January 2020
Contacts: lavinia.difrancesco@econtact.be

Summary of the project

The aim of the project is to integrate, restore and enhance green areas in the urban context of the metropolitan city of Turin, with perennial and autochthonous multifunctional crops of bee-keeping interest and low maintenance. The creation of these flowery corners available to all pollinating insects is linked to support the presence and protection of bees and other pollinating insects through the sowing of honey plants, sources of nectar and pollen for the whole year; to make green areas restored spaces for activities of awareness raising and education towards citizens about biodiversity -and to enhance these areas from an aesthetic and recreational point of view.


  • 30 CSOs;
  • 30 CSOs members
  • 200 students

Overall achievements

Thanks to the project were created three green areas and a mini educational garden, with high floristic biodiversity; this was to allow the annual survival of pollinators, especially bees. The design of the areas was made following a scientific research on the nectar yield, pollen and seasonality of the various types of trees. 28 different types of plants were planted , for a total of 320 seedlings. Were sent to all supporters of the project 20 and 40 g sachets containing 15 types of honey seeds. The monitoring of green areas by the Department of Biology of the University of produced a scientific report on the presence of pollinating insects before and after the creation of green areas. Finally, training days open to the public (30 people) were organized in the areas created, in which the project was exhibited and indications were given on the importance of insect biodiversity and ways to become Citizen Science to continue voluntarily to take care of these areas.

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