Quante cose può fare un orto, anche sul balcone di casa.
Vedere un bimbo che pianta un seme per la prima volta e ne segue la crescita, fino a mangiare cosa produce…non ha pari per valore educativo e forma nuovi uomini e donne, è scuola di civiltà, ci insegna a stare al mondo un po’ meglio.
Unisg gardens is a project started in 2012 at the University of Gastronomic Sciences (Pollenzo).
In 2017 Alex Taran, the alumni who is currently taking care of the project, was asked to start managing the garden. To improve the output and organization, he tried to have a grassroots approach.
The aim is to create a community, where students can interact and find a connection between what they learn in their courses and what they can do practically to feed the world.
During the years, different groups of volunteers have been developing micro-projects regarding bees, flowers, chickens and medicinal plants. The garden has therefore grown a lot and Alex has been able to share the responsibility with other people to supervise efficiently what was going on. Finally this year they got their first sponsor!
The near-future aim is to increase the productivity and the participation of students: so, get in touch with Alex and the team, there is plenty of space for you to get your hands dirty!
They grow everything that is seasonal and may be used at Tavole Accademiche, providing lots of the veggies you can find on your plate at lunch!.
There is also a new, great project in collaboration with Local! Even though they stopped to sell veggies for the moment (maybe in July or August they will start to furnish their kitchen), they are currently developing a KIT RECIPE.. stay tuned!
Who are them and how can you get in contact?
Currently they are 20 scholarship holders, plus lots of volunteers. Contact them on Facebook, Instagram, catch them at Tavole Accademiche and around the University.
Get in contact with nature, join their great community and don’t forget to thank them for their work!
We have also done a little survey about the relationship between the students of the university and UniSG gardens. Here you can find some datas related to this research.
Identify in a veggie
The first words they thought about gardening