Urban gardens, gardens in the suburbs, reconcile man with nature

Small urban gardens and vegetable gardens are widespread throughout Europe and all have common stories and origins. Urban horticulture activities can help lifelong learning among adults through the promotion and acquisition of specific skills that are indispensable in a knowledge-based society. Hortis will organise horticulture courses and green events in each of the project's partner cities. The HORTIS project contributes to the fight against social exclusion and promotes lifelong learning among adults of specific skills in urban horticulture.

The main objectives of the project are:

  1. To train a new generation of community horticulture teachers capable of designing and managing a community vegetable garden by attracting and involving local communities.

  2. Involve unemployed adults in training courses dedicated to creating and maintaining a vegetable garden.

Community gardens are a great resource for our cities. They help us to build relationships between people, to create a healthy urban environment; they stimulate people's creativity in taking care of urban spaces in an original way. In addition, community gardens provide fresh and healthy food for urban horticulturists.

Mammut Film has been responsible for the design and management of the website http://www.hortis-europe.net/, the network communication and the creation of community videos and video tutorials in all countries involved.

Partner: Agricultural Sciences Department  - University of Bologna - DIPSA UNIBO (IT); Universitad Politécnica de Cartagena - UPCT (ES); Corvinus University of Budapest (HU); Horticity (IT); Workstation (D); Fundacion Tierra Integral(ES); Magyar Biokultura Szovetseg (HU); Amitič (IT); Mammut Film (IT)

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