Project 100X100 CAAB

A hundred plots for a hundred families. An education project for environmental sustainability and the principles of proper nutrition.

Edited and designed by CAAB scpa, areas has been created for urban gardens inside the Centre. 108 plots of 25 square meters each and an area of about 1,000 square meters for experimental and educational activities. It is an education initiative to environmental sustainability, the principles of sane and proper nutrition to contribute to the development of an ecological conscience. The initiative is implemented by CAAB ScpA in collaboration with the University of Bologna – DiPSA (establishing Study and Research Centre on Urban Agriculture and Biodiversity led by prof. Prosdocimi Giorgio Giaquinto) and the AUSL of Bologna. 100 plots to be allocated to young people and families with children. The remaining land area and the educational-experimental will be used by students and researchers from the University of Bologna. Assignees will be joined by tutor – from September 2013 gardens will become the main place for the formation of “urban gardeners” in the context project LLP “Hortis” funded by the EU (http://www.hortis-europe.net/); will also be implemented environmental education initiatives and food (in collaboration with AUSL of Bologna), especially geared to families and children. The plots will be developed for testing and training for students of the Faculty of Agriculture, as well as for the children of the lower schools of Bologna and province that already participate in the education project “Vegetabilia” organized by AUSL and CAAB. It also will be included an activity of the rediscovery of the ancient local varieties (heirloom) with the help of the old farmers who attend the CAAB and groups of prospectors of old varieties (seedseekers) active in the area. The structure was designed according to the principles of sustainability. For irrigation is not used tap water but water reclamation and reclaimed rainwater, which is stored in tanks. The cultivation will take place organically. It will be created on-site organic compost for fertilizing wastes obtained from the fruit and vegetable market. In 2014, it will also created a prototype of a garden with SMART technology. The area 100X100 is integrated with the CAAB / vegetable market of Bologna. Cards for the store “all’ortomercato” to buy products at discounted prices will be distributed to the youth and family assigned.

  • Progetto 100x100

  • Progetto 100x100

  • Progetto 100x100