The urban gardens they are acquiring a great importance in the municipalities. In recent years, the number of people who want cultivate a vegetable garden it went on growing up. Young people, women, employees and professionals have replaced retirees and workers. The “where” problem often arises cultivate a vegetable garden? " So why not apply to your municipality for set up an urban garden?
What is a 'Urban garden?
These are spaces dedicated to domestic agriculture, to the creation of a small vegetable garden, which municipalities, especially in the city, make available to the community.
The urban gardens they are made available to citizens who live in apartments and do not have adequate space to be able to devote themselves to gardening and the cultivation of vegetables and fruit.
How to apply for an urban garden. The procedure
To request your own Urban garden generally you have to enter waiting lists.
Various requirements will establish a ranking that leads to the allocation of spaces. The requirements vary from municipality to municipality, therefore it is advisable to ask the competent municipality for the criteria assignment of the urban garden. Among the requirements, the absence of cohabitants who already manage one: to avoid assigning spaces to the same family unit. Usually the assignment of urban gardens takes place for a few consecutive years and then you have to leave the space or participate again in the selection.
Does the Municipality have to pay to use an urban garden?
Some urban gardens are granted free of charge, for others a small annual fee must be paid: an almost symbolic amount that is used to pay the management costs of the area for the acquisition of garden products by citizens.
In some areas of Italy the gardens are often grown collectively, as a community garden; in fact elderly people who have their own gardens but are no longer able to take care of them are put in contact with other citizens who can take care of them directly. The garden of these people therefore lives again and the products of the garden are divided equally between the owner of the space and whoever takes care of it. In Milan, for example, even a network was born, that of Free metropolitan turnips, which gathers all the gardens and the realities of spontaneous and "participatory" green.
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