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Urban community gardens project in Thessaloniki helps 30 families to grow organic fruits and vegetables

Urban community gardens project in Thessaloniki helps 30 families to grow organic fruits and vegetables

It is manage by the residents under also the Municipality stewardship

The Kipos3 urban community gardens project is an excellent example of innovation, created by landscape architect and agronomist on a 600-sq.m. plot donated by the municipality so that 30 families can grow their own organic fruit and vegetables. In so-called “bottom-up” processes of small scale, they gain energy and power by a fast and none formalized implementation. It’s also a new type of park, a place to meet, to have a coffee, to chat with your neighbor. It is a space that redefines the values of city living.

The project presents a proposal for a huge inner city area as generator for a socio-economic transformation towards a green economy based on social community spirit, considering in particular the crisis situation in Greece. The approach which combines the idea of integrating both top-down and bottom-up forces, attempts an integration of permanent and temporarily elements, and by this, the master plan searches qualities as an innovative planning tool. After a phase of intensive dissemination and evaluation on international level with encouraging attentiveness and recognition, a strategy for a realization in steps was created by KIPOS3, a start-up initiative organized by a group of master students to bring in the city of Thessaloniki the concept a common garden manageable by the residents under also the Municipality stewardship.

Source: fupress.net

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