The partners met in Barcelona on March 14-15th, to discuss about the metropolitan and peri-urban agriculture in each of the six Mediterranean territories.
The partners met in Barcelona on March 14-15th, for the kick-off meeting. This has been a great opportunity to discuss about the metropolitan and peri-urban agriculture in each of the six Mediterranean territories.
The MADRE partners had also the opportunity to make field visit at two urban agriculture practices located in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona:
Can Pinyol (Sant Boi de Llobregat) is a community garden designed trough a participatory process and that currently hosts different associations supporting disadvantaged people, and it was considered a good practice as it combines economic, social and environmental aspects. Energy supply is provided by a solar system and there is a rainwater recovery system for irrigation. Moreover vegetable waste is recycled to produce compost, and only organic farming is practiced. The structure to recover the gardening tools and the locker room are recycled containers designed in the framework of a competition.
Parc Agrari del Baix Llobregat is located in the Llobregat Delta, 10 minutes west of Barcelona. It hosts more than 200 businesses, whose 85% of the production is dedicated to the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. The park is managed by a Consortium that promotes specific programs to conserve production, ecological and cultural values in the agrarian space. The Park is also aimed at developing the economic, environmental and social roles in a framework of sustainable agriculture integrated into the territory and in harmony with the natural environment.