URBAN – Engaging Youth with Urban Gardening Activities
The project aims at encouraging the active participation and education of local community members through setting up and maintaining urban gardens.
Grant Agreement Number: 2020-1-EL02-KA205-005750
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 01/06/2020 – 01/06/2022
Community urban gardens are gardens operated jointly and through volunteer commitment, offering a space where social inclusion, community spirit, learning and solidarity could be strengthened.
Urban gardening is a way to stimulate positive and local dynamics and create a sense of community amongst people who believe that the environment plays a fundamental role in the ecosystem and the climate change adaptation. By participating in the setting up and maintenance of urban gardens, vulnerable young people engage, connect and feel empowered thanks to the knowledge they acquire.
URBAN aims at encouraging active participation and education of the local community members – including disfavoured and threatened with exclusion youth people and local youth eg. migrants, long-term unemployed people – through setting up and maintaining the urban gardens. Additionally, the project will elaborate an innovative educational method to teach soft skills by garden working to future youth farmers, e.g. interpersonal communication, teamwork, management and planning.