This workshop envisages the implementation of horizontal and vertical vegetable gardens and a composting station in the Curraleira neighbourhood. The aim is to awaken the interest of children and young people in biodiversity, sustainable food and consumption, as well as to stimulate responsible habits, environmental conservation and the social, physical and mental well-being of the community. Through articulation with the network of local partners, the necessary tools will be provided to train Associação Geração com Futuro and the workshop participants, guaranteeing their autonomy in managing this system. A learning system to apply this strategy in other territories with similar challenges, promoting active citizenship and a commitment to cultural change for sustainable development.
This workshop is part of Bairros com Energia, sponsored by Fundação EDP.
Upfarming places food production centres at the heart of urban communities, eliminating the need for packaging, refrigeration and transportation, thus reducing environmental and financial costs and simplifying the supply chain. It also supports the communities it feeds by educating them and engaging them in collective farming actions to encourage more sustainable and healthy lifestyles.