EU representatives visited SIDIG-MED project at Royal Botanic Garden in Tal Al-Rumman

On 14th March 2017, Representatives of the European Commission, the EU Delegation to Jordan and the ENPI CBC Med Programme visited the Royal Botanic Garden site of Tal Al-Rumman where the project, Social and Intercultural Dialogue through Governance for Local development: Mediterranean Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture (UPA) ( SIDIG-MED) has been implemented. The visit aimed toContinue Reading

Urban gardens, a mean of social inclusion – Capitalization event

With increasing urbanization, people living in cities need nature more than ever. But apart from having a soothing effect on the society, can they also contribute to social inclusion? “Urban gardens, a mean of social inclusion” will be the main theme of a Capitalization Event organized by Sidigmed Project on 28th November at 4:30 pmContinue Reading

Capitalization meeting in Rome

On 12th of October 2016, SIDIGMED Project’s participants from Rome, Italy will take part in a capitalization meeting with Rete Orti Urbani di Roma to discuss their previous activities, project’s progress and challenges.   The meeting’s plan involves discussion about following topics: Present situation and census of the urban gardens; The present state of RegolamentoContinue Reading

Temple University study visit at Villa Glori

On 21st of September students from Temple Univerisity of Rome (https://rome.temple.edu) with Katherine Krizek and her course “Food Environments” as well as Robert Mason’s  and his course “Sustainabile Environments”  visited our pilot sites in Villa Glori, where project’s partners Risorse per Roma presented the impacts and importance of urban gardens. Have a look to the photos!  

FLORMART Fair and SIDIGMED Project

Sidigmed Project will be showed as Urban Gardens experience in Mediterranean Area on 23rd of September 2016 at the 67° Edition FLORMART Fair in Padova (http://www.flormart.it/eventi/focus-verde-urbano/).

Temple University of Rome will visit Villa Glori – SIDIGMED Project

On 21st of September Architecture Faculty students of Temple University Rome (https://rome.temple.edu/) will visit Villa Glori ( II Municipality ) of Rome for understanding SIDIGMED Project.   Risorse Per Roma and ESMO S.r.l. will present the impact and importance of urban gardens to the students

Panama: Community garden and village made of… plastic

What to do with over one million plastic bottles found on the beaches of the Colon Island in Panama in just one year and a half? Burn them? Non-ecological. Build a village and a community garden? Sure! Robert Bezeau, a Canadian-born entrepreneur, set up a local recycling program several years ago, but just collecting plasticContinue Reading

City Council in New Mexico approves Urban Agriculture Plan

Society, health and economy – these are the main areas on which the implementation of a successful urban agriculture plan will impact positively. City Council of Las Cruces in New Mexico, USA understood it perfectly and has just approved a specified plan, aimed at establishing support for equitable food and agriculture policies. United States ofContinue Reading

Can urban farms feed the urban populations?

  According to the research conducted by the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, urban agriculture certainly cannot feed all the city’s inhabitants. But it surely can help create and reinforce urban social communities. Plantations on rooftops, gardens in schools, cornfields in abandoned premises – the idea of urban agriculture gains worldwide popularity and emerges inContinue Reading

Arts and urban agriculture join forces in a fight for better Bologna

After many cities worldwide, also Bologna in Italy got involved in the social urban agricultural trend: creating a community garden in “Giardini Margherita”, thanks to a new initiative – Ort Attack. Ort Attack was created as a new educational proposal, linked to art and innovation. It involves schools and Bologna’s artists, who have a commonContinue Reading

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Urban gardens, a mean of social inclusion – Capitalization event

With increasing urbanization, people living in cities need nature more than ever. But apart from having a soothing effect on the society, can they also contribute to social inclusion? “Urban gardens, a mean of social inclusion” will be the main theme of a Capitalization Event organized by Sidigmed Project on 28th November at 4:30 pmContinue Reading

New communitarian gardens for the social inclusion in Can Pinyol, Spain

The opening of 36 social urban gardens will take place on the 12th of March in Can Pinyol. The event will be attended by the mayor of the city, Lluisa Moret; representative of Ciudad Sostenible, Josep Puigdengolas; coordinator of Infraestructuras del Area Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), Antoni Farrero and the director of the Fundacion Marianao,Continue Reading

Social garden managed by local organizations in Sant Boi, a municipality member of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona.

28th of February is the opening date of Can Pinyol’s social gardens in Sant Boi de Llobregat. This space is the completitions of the SIDIGMED project in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. This european project has served to the exchange of experiences in urban and periurban agriculture, with a focus on those transition spaces betweenContinue Reading

Field visit for local women of Tal Al-Rumman

The SIDIG-MED team has organized for the local women in Tal Al-Rumman a visit on 29/12/2015 to the project’s site at the Royal Botanic Garden located in Tal Al- Rumman, to be introduced to the project’s achievements at the site. This visit comes as an emphasis on the importance of involving and partnering with theContinue Reading

Local training sessions, Spain

The local partner ‪AMB‬ is organizing a series of ‪training sessions‬. Besides their regular meetings to set the principles of the organization of the garden, local participants have done some practical trainings. The last training was held on the 7th and 9th of October, in a parcel of the municipal gardens of Sant Boi deContinue Reading

APLEC, a space for social transformation 6-7th June 2015 – Barcelona

      APLEC meeting aims to gather people who practice and defend agriculture within the city. APLEC meeting aims to generate an effective networking between people who practice and defend agriculture within the city. The gatherings will be held every year as a meeting point for people and collectives who participate in projects aboutContinue Reading

Training on Insect Traps, Infection and control methods

On 29 April 2015, Eng Mohammad Ayesh and Eng Zaid Nabas delivered a training on Insect Traps for people of Tal Al-Rumman, Al-Balqa’. The training focused on identifying signs of infection and control methods, as well as showing examples of home made and commercial insect traps, and their using methods to prevent insect infestations.

Governance Model Meeting

The project partners met in Mahdia from 27th January to 30th January, for the Governance Model Meeting. The main discussed points: pilot site-accomplishments, operational plan and sustainability; local governance models; participatory mechanism (Activity 4.2); transfer of new UPA governance tools to PA local operators and reinforcing of UPA entrepreneurial skills (Activity 5.4); training on organicContinue Reading

‘NextMed’ Conference

The ‘NextMed’ Conference will take place on December 12, 2014 in Rome, in order to mark the passage to the ENI (European Neighbourhood Instrument) CBC Med 2014-2020 Programme. The Conference, sponsored by the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, aims to showcase the achievements of Cross-Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean region andContinue Reading

SIDIG-MED Pilot Site Guidelines Meeting, Jordan, Oct 15-17, 2014

As part of SIDIG-MED Project, the Royal Botanic Garden held a 3-day meeting from 13-15 October, 2014 in Amman to discuss the Pilot Site Guideline for urban and peri-urban agriculture activities. The meeting was attended by representatives from the Municipality of Rome, Esmo Company from Italy, the Municipality of Barcelona, and the Jordanian Forestry Department.Continue Reading