About the project
HORTIS project wanted to contribute to fight social exclusion, and to promote lifelong learning among adults through community and urban gardening.
The project main objectives have been:
1) To train a new generation of trainers on community gardening able to set up and run community gardens, attracting and engaging the local community.
2) To engage unemployed adults in training courses on how to create and maintain a garden.
Community gardens are a great resource for our cities. They help to rebuild relationships between people, to create an healthy urban environment, to push people's creativity up in order to take care of urban public spaces. Moreover, community gardens provide fresh and healthy food to urban gardeners.