The Feeding Milan project is a joint effort of 3 partners: Slow Food, Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche (University of Gastronomic Sciences) and Politecnico di Milano. The aim of the project is to design a system of services and infrastructures to develop a more efficient and effective Milanese agri-food chain (involving both the city and the Agricultural Park South Milano), in order to shape a scenario of sustainable and innovative metro-agriculture.
Over the past six months, Urban Reforestation's director Emily Ballantyne-Brodie has been assisting the Politecnico di Milano Design University to create their beautiful community garden - Coltivando "Convivial Garden". The Design and Innovation for Sustainability research lab which is a part of the INDACO department at Politecnico di Milano, is a world leading hub for sustainabile design. They are working on projects that focus on sustainable lifestyles with a particular focus on local food systems, co-housing, service design, social innovation and collaborative services.