|Urban Agriculture Initiatives’ Network|
|Brief Description||The network of urban gardens of Madrid aims to create a meeting point for collectives that develop urban framing gardens and agroecological projects in the area of Madrid. It helps promote and create visibility for the practices, offer guidance and a forum for discussion for participants from collectives established in the area. It also helps them obtain the materials required for their practice and offers information to outsiders through their website. It also has an offer of workshops and formation activities open for participants and outsiders.
47 initiatives take part in this network spanning through most of the districts of the municipality, as well as in neighbouring cities. Initiatives within the network have different characteristics but share practices and aims. Their requirements for participant initiatives are ecological farming, openness and self-management.
|Field||Living/Green spaces: Urban (food) gardens, Consuming: Healthy and Sustainable Consumption|
|Impact||Health, Environmental sustainability|
|Target Group||Urban agroecological projects and individuals involved|
|INHERIT Perspective||Urban agriculture may provide a wide range of social benefits. Though quality of resulting produce is not ensured, there are different impacts to be taken into account from the behavioural and environmental points of view. Performing activities such as urban gardening and agriculture may help urban dwellers from different agroecological backgrounds become more aware of the role of agriculture within our society and economy. Environmentally, these initiatives may help in the “greening” of cities. Finally, these activities constitute a form of active leisure that is a goal itself, as it may help to mitigate the negative health effects of the constant stress of urban living.|
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