Geneva wants to increase urban vegetable gardens

Geneva wants to increase urban vegetable gardens
Geneva wants to increase urban vegetable gardens

Urban vegetable gardens are popular in the city of Geneva, which has nearly 80 of them. The latest to date, the largest of them was inaugurated this morning in Bertrand Park. The city wants to put green everywhere and wants to facilitate administrative procedures.

1700m2 of greenery, flowers and aromatic plants surround 250m2 of cultivable plots in a corner of Bertrand Park. The last vegetable garden in town was inaugurated this morning, it is the largest to date, a collective and participatory garden for a contribution of 80 francs per year, open to all, without restriction.

“It’s 100% collective, the vegetables are shared, we harvest two crops per week, everyone takes what they need, we don’t come to do our shopping, but we leave with the fruits of our labor” explains Vivien VILLARD , president of the Cardon Enchanté association.

Around a hundred members have already come to plant their seeds

A vegetable garden that also benefits schools. “We want to raise awareness among the population about local, seasonal food, the benefits are intergenerational links, social cohesion and participation in neighborhoods” rejoices Julie Schnydrig, head of the Agenda 21 department.

The city facilitates administrative procedures

Nature as the cement of social cohesion, and to make it even simpler, the city facilitates the procedures for all gardening desires. “The revegetation of the city is being done in all directions, planting trees, micro-forests, pruning, tree removal and the provision of these vegetable gardens. Citizen participation and the increase in green spaces are extremely important to us,” explains Alfonso Gomez, Mayor of Geneva.

The 80 urban vegetable gardens in the city will not compete with Geneva farmers, the city wants to increase them.

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