The experience of Teresina soil-less gardens

Author/s Roberta Paltrinieri, Stefano Draghetti
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/98
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 90-99 File size 188 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2012-098007
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The experiences of soil-less and simplified hydroponic soil-less gardens in particular, shown in this article, came up as a response to critical issues affecting urban horticulture, which, as FAO reiterates, is a crucial measure to tackle the growth or development of extreme poverty pockets and, moreover, they’re of great sociological interest because of their impacts on the community. The experience of Teresina shown here reveals, in fact, how ‘soil-less’ gardens, besides contrasting urban horticulture-related issues, represent local development models that can promote people and communities empowerment, thus promoting inclusion and social cohesion.

Keywords: Horticulture, community, social cohesion, sustainable development, empowerment, stakeholder engagement

Roberta Paltrinieri, Stefano Draghetti, L’esperienza degli orti fuori suolo a teresina in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 98/2012, pp 90-99, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2012-098007