Stop by the Urban Center on the Sant’Ercolano steps next Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 6pm to visit and celebrate with the brainchildren behind the first initiative of its kind in Perugia – an urban garden! “OrtoBello” would both beautify the community and also help local families to eat in healthy and inexpensive ways.
In the meantime, these two fun Youtube videos made by the very active Umbra Urban Spaces students convey the efforts of the Borgo Bello Association (the neighborhood where the garden will be), the University of Perugia Department of Agricultural Science, SMEC, and countless community members and volunteers. To see a video about the project, click here. (And a promotional video here.)
The event will include an exhibit of other community gardens around Europe, a seed exchange, a participatory workshop ‘Seeding and Harvesting’ by Umbra profs (Viviana Lorenzo, Ray Lorenzo, and students), refreshments, and much more. At 10pm, everyone will walk down to the location of the garden and do a final toast at Circolo del Tempo Bono nearby. For more information, click ‘like’ on the Orto Urbano’s Facebook page for more.
We hope to see you there!