diumenge, 19 d’abril de 2015

Educational, Leisure and Edible Garden in Badalona

Educational, leisure and edible garden has been inaugurated in Badalona (Catalonia, Spain).

This garden is located within a public park (Ca l'Arnús). The main objective is to reconnect the citizens with the agriculture, show how are the plants that we normally consume (wheat, barley, carrots, turnips, radishes, parsnips, hops ...) but we do not know how are these plants, show plants that had been related to the industrial past of Badalona (esparto, vineyards, linen ...) and medicinal herbs (rosemary, lavender, chamomile, mints, lemon verbena, St. John's wort, licorice ...). 

It is one of the first gardens built in a public space in Catalonia, with crops used to educational purposes.

I hope that this initiative would be complement with a educational projects with Badalona schools and educational activities for families and adults (why not?).

I want to thank Aloc Natura (all of its staff), Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (Barcelona Metropolitan Council) and Ajuntament de Badalona (Badalona city council) for this great initiative.