For two weeks, fourteen volunteers from all over Europe were involved in the building of a barrier free garden. It was not only a workcamp, but a full-time experience of personal, social, and cultural enrichment.
The statistics on the amount of food that is currently wasted are very concerning, especially considering that from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been an 82% increase in numbers of starving population.
Damanhur, a community based in the province of Turin, offers interesting insights on how to reimagine socialization and people-to-people interaction, thanks to their interesting philosophical approach to community living.
The following article sums up the results of an interview with Luciana, a member of Prinsessinengarten, a collective that carries out different social activities in green spaces in Berlin and Hamburg. Particular attention is paid to their location in Berlin-Neukölln.
Cittiglio, a small town in the province of Varese, in Italy, is one of the very first few experiences of urban permaculture in the country. Recently, I had the chance to interview one of the people involved in the project.