The Project

Urban allotments, gardens in the peripheries, reconcile man with the nature.

The small urban gardens for horticultural purposes are widespread in Europe and have similar origins everywhere, linked to food production. Urban gardening activities can encourage lifelong learning among adults by fostering the acquisition of key competences that are fundamental for each individual in a knowledge-based society.

HORTIS has organized gardening courses and "green" events in each partner city.

latest video tutorial

How to prepare organic manure and compost

latest community video

Download Hortis Final Video English


Hortis Final Conference

Saturday October 25th in Bologna


25th October 2014
Sala Silentium - 2,Vicolo Bolognetti - Bologna

Garden Festival

Garden Festival

Hungary, ZUGkert (Budapest, Zsálya utca és Újváros park sétány sarkán)

14th of June 2014
from 10.00

- demonstration garden opening ceremony
- common planting
- picnic
- playground for kids

New courses are coming

The HORTIS training courses for trainers ended in 2013. HORTIS pilot courses for adults on urban horticulture will start in spring 2014! Stay tuned!

New downloadable files

Check the download area and find free eBooks on community gardening, sustainable management and soilless systems developed by HORTIS partners, as well as a set of cards on different aspects of urban horticulture.

Gardening workshops

june 2013

On June 2013 some gardening workshops will be organized by Workstatio in Berlin.

Training course for trainers in Hungary

18th of May 2013

The HORTIS training course for trainers in Budapest organised by Biokultura Federation and the Corvinus University of Budapest will start next 18th May, and will go on with 13 lessons distributed during the next months untill November 2013.

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