Mantaining a Collective Garden

Here at Ararangua, at Santa Catarina, south of Brazil, we decided to spontaneously share 840 square meters of land and produce what we call a “Collective Garden”, a place where people of our neighborhood and of our town can came to learn about organic food, prepare the soil and grow their own delicious and toxic-free vegetables.

We also practice composting of all the organic garbage we produce for two years now and we are starting to learn and teach about bioconstruction, vertical farms and spreading the word trying to reproduce the initiative in other places.

Vertical farms?

Hi Rafael,

welcome to Edgeryders :slight_smile: Sounds like an interesting initiative, there are several Edgeryders who are also involved in agriculture on some level or another. CPT just posted a petition for an urban community Garden in Berlin that is under threat of having to close down or move because the land is in an area that is now commercially attractive and the city would like to sell it to real estate developers…

Don’t know if you’ve heard of it, Prinzessingarten in Kreuzberg, Berlin…Some are exploring this in their own private lives using their own gardens Like Lynne and others like James Beecher are involved in the Transition Town movement.There is a lot of interest in resilience and self-sufficiency and so your practical experience is very welcome!

How did you guys get started, what’s the story behind it? How many are involved and how did they find the initative?

Farming’s on fire

Agriculture is emerging as one of the hottest areas of innovation in Edgeryders, to my great surprise. This story seems super interesting. Rafael, could you share a photo? And also tell us a bit about vertical farms, as Nadia suggests above?

Community Gardens around the world

Hey Rafael!

Your initiative is wuite fascinating. I bumped into this documentary movie called Edible City: Grow the Revolution. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. :wink:

"Edible City is a fun, fast-paced journey through the Local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Introducing a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system, Edible City digs into their unique perspectives and transformative work, finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

Inspirational, down-to-earth and a little bit quirky, Edible City captures the spirit of a movement that’s making real change and doing something truly revolutionary: growing the model for a healthy, sustainable local food system."

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