CULTIVATING THE FUTURE
The Le Cure dell’Horto project is responsible for the creation and maintenance of an accessible vegetable garden in one of the most popular parks in the Cure district: the Area Pettini Burresi, also known as the Giordano Cubattoli Park.
The idea comes from associations and local groups that have been working for some time on urban regeneration processes and awareness-raising activities, by involving the community in the care and management of green areas, and by respecting the environment through the use of spaces for social and cultural, recreational and therapeutic activities, in order to improve the quality of life in the neighbourhood.
Thanks to this winning project of the Municipal Landscapes competition, financed by the Fondazione CR Firenze in partnership with the City of Florence and the Angeli del Bello Foundation, it has been possible to create a vegetable garden for educational and therapeutic activities.
Would you like to get your hands dirty?
What are the volunteer’s tasks?
The volunteer will participate in activities of maintaining the Horto and herb spiral boxes, planting and harvesting vegetables, and weed cleanup.
When and where do the activities take place?
Activities will take place Wednesday from 3:00pm-5:00pm, at Area Pettini Burresi – Giardino Cubattoli, via Faentina 145, Firenze.
What are the requirements to participate?
You must be at least 18 years old on the start date of the program to participate.
A commitment of at least 1 day per week for 1 hour and a halfis required for at least two months. A one-time or occasional commitment is not expected for this volunteer position.
An elementary Italian language level is required.
Is there a membership fee charged?
An annual membership fee of €10.00 is required.