SOCIAL DESIGN

Permablitz - Renovating our Suburbs

Permablitz - Renovating our Suburbs

Permablitz (noun): An informal gathering involving a day on which a group of at least two people come together to achieve the following:

- create or add to edible gardens where someone lives
- share skills related to permaculture and sustainable living
- build community networks
- have fun

Coltivando: Community Garden at Politecnico di Milano

Coltivando: Community Garden at Politecnico di Milano

Coltivando: Community Garden at Politecnico di Milano is a project Urban Reforestation has been collaborating with this year. Please have a read about the progress of this exciting garden.

FEEDING MILAN PROJECT

FEEDING MILAN PROJECT

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.

Social Life in The City

Social Life in The City

At the most basic level, there are important lessons about what makes new cities and communities flourish or fail that are yet to be incorporated into mainstream practice.

Once Upon a Time in a place called Fulham Allotments

Once Upon a Time in a place called Fulham Allotments

Story by Emily Ballantyne-Brodie, Urban Reforestation director. 

Peter the Garden Volunteer

There was a beautiful garden volunteer called Peter, who took people from the city on tours in his prized community garden. He told them tales about this place, the different characters and its features. Fulham Allotments, has 800 members and 400 allotments. This is one of the largest community gardens around, as well as one of the oldest! In fact this place was created as a part of the "Dig for Victory" campaigns so people during the war were able to feed themselves. Now this place is an OASIS for urban people to escape the noise, hustle and bustle of the city as well as connect to friends and grow their own fresh produce!