Green spaces are essential for the individual and collective wellbeing and that is why they are one of the key actions of the Salus Space design process.
The Salus Space project will design the vegetable gardens not only to give value to the green spaces surrounding the old Villa, but also to offer many opportunities to the citizens. People living in the territory will have the chance to learn about biodiversity and urban ecology; to cultivate and to meet and socialize, to set up new forms of business, producing income.
All the involved actors will co-design three main types of gardens:
- Community garden: to cultivate together;
- Training garden: to learn and experiment cultivation techniques, replicable in different contexts (taking also into consideration the refugees home countries);
- Inclusive garden: to promote integration and welcoming practices.
The creation of gardens will directly involve the inhabitants of Salus Space in an experiential training course, potentially getting them able to manage and care for green spaces, and to start a business on their own. Cultivation of gardens will also involve the citizens of the district, promoting socialization and exchange of different practices.