Promoting the social inclusion of migrants and refugees through vegetable gardens
The GARDENS4ALL project aims to promote the social inclusion of migrants and refugees in their host communities through community gardening. With this project, we intend to determine that community gardens are extremely important for the mental and physical regeneration of migrants and refugees, and that the implementation of these gardens can achieve an efficient reduction of health and security costs in urban communities and neighborhoods.
The GARDENS4ALL proposes a wide range of activities that will be implemented throughout the 24-month project lifecycle that will converge in a Community Gardening Training Course, In-Service Training Programme, Handbook of Therapeutical Gardening and Horticulture and Toolkit of Video Case Studies on Good Practices of Community Gardening.
1) Encourage the practice of community gardening as a leisure activity and a means of social interaction of migrants with the community;
2) Enhance community spirit when using and maintaining public;
3) Raise awareness of migrants in terms of environmental;
4) Promote a healthier lifestyle with the cultivation of organic products;
5) Encourage the use of composting and raise awareness of waste management issues.
The partner organizations are:
Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus.
End Date: 31/10/2024