Planting is Part of Culture. Urban Community Gardens

Where
Uruguay
When
2016
Who
Ministry of Education and Culture.
Key objectives of the measure:

The Ministry of Education and Culture has been implementing the “Plantar es Cultura” (“Planting is part of Culture”) programme for the strengthening of urban and peri-urban community gardening since 2014.   
It aims to generate a network for the exchange of experiences, in which each garden preserves its particular features while sharing its actions and practice with the others.  
 

Scope of the measure:
Local
Nature of the measure:
regulatory, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The Ministry of Education and Culture has been implementing the “Plantar es Cultura” (“Planting is part of Culture”) programme for the strengthening of urban and peri-urban community gardening since 2014.   
To reinforce the programme the MEC invites the existing community gardening projects to share their experiences, generate activities that focus on the subject, and create an increased public impact.

The programme focuses on neighbourhood groups, schools, housing estates, NGOs, and health centres, which
• work a community garden, and/or
• show an interest in starting a new initiative of that kind.
The programme is also open to groups or individuals with land, which they would be willing to put at the disposal of groups that might be interested in developing a community garden.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Generate a network for the exchange of experiences, in which each garden preserves its particular features while sharing its actions and practice with the others.
Integrate the existing urban gardening experiences.
Share  experiences, generate subject-related activities and create an increased impact on the public.  
Strengthen existing community gardening experiences and generate new ones.
Promote social integration, working habits and enjoyment, and enhance people´s quality of life.
Generate a more responsible attitude towards a healthy diet.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

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Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain