Fostering Social Cohesion & Community Engagement through Urban Agriculture and Green Spaces
2023-04-12 16:00 - 17:00
Nature-Based solutions have become an essential part of climate action plans. Beyond their environmental impact, these projects and programs are an opportunity to foster social cohesion and promote community engagement.
In this session, the O’Brien Farm in St John’s, Canada, will explain their program, School to Farm, and present their Farm Incubation program, which supports new farming businesses.
The Farm Borg project in Rimini, Italy, will present how they create gardens to promote socialization and participation in joint initiatives, develop the ability to grow shared community ideas and expand public spaces.
We will also hear from the Bergamo Botanical Garden, who will speak about their food policy projects, Science Cafe, and how volunteers link city institutions and the general public.