cooperativa sociale | social cooperative
orto comunitario | community garden
Area of action
agricoltura urbana | urban agriculture
sociale | social
soggetti a rischio esclusione sociale | subjects at risk of social exclusion
comunità | community
The Orto delle Meraviglie has been the first activity of the Social Cooperative ""Rio Terà dei pensieri"", nel 1994. It consists in the reactivation of the ancient garden of the convent where today the Giudecca's female jail is hosted. The inmates, together with the Cooperative operators, work six thousands squared meters of land with organic agriculture techniques, in the respect of the environment and the natural rithmes. Almost fourthy types of vegetables, fruit, flowers, aromatics and spontaneous herbs are produced and the products are sold weekly at a stall nearby, where the same inmates that worked at the garden are selling the products.
The project is promoted by the social Cooperative "Rio Terà dei Pensieri" in collaboration with the Female Jail of the Giudecca island (Venice).
The garden has ran for more than 20 years.
inclusion, social economy, urban resilience