Friday, October 10, 2014

Orti Urbani

Urban vegetable gardens, via Goito, Livorno
Last summer a group of citizens has occupied and cleaned a vacant lot in Via Goito, with the purpose of organizing a community vegetable garden: the “Orti Urbani”.
Urban vegetable gardens, via Goito, Livorno
Some of them are pensioners, a few are unemployed, others are simply fans of horticulture.
Urban vegetable gardens, via Goito, Livorno
The group has created more than fifty plots of land, each one assigned to one or more people. They also have a well on the lot, so they can use its water for irrigation.
Urban vegetable gardens, via Goito, Livorno
Most of the plots are thriving, but the owners of the land are not happy with this because they claim to have plans and permits to build on at least a part of it.

See also: Two Plants and a Dragonfly - Tobacco Plant - The Scarecrow - Jeans

11 comments:

Revrunner said...

Wow! I wish I could have enjoyed some of those greens at tonight's supper. :-)

William Kendall said...

I can see that eventually ending up in court.

Luis Gomez said...

These are great! Wonderful veggie garden.

Tanya Breese said...

i love this! i hope the land owners change their mind and realize that this is such a wonderful thing!

Randy said...

Good for them!

Dina said...

Now this is occupying with tangible and edible results!

Beautiful colorful pictures.

Karl Demetz said...

I think the "Orti urbani" idea is very good!

Lois said...

What a great idea. I wish we had a community garden here.

John Gallinari said...

As an inglish speaking member of the Livorno Orchards, I would be honored to talk with the blogs author about the actual Livorno urban situation and why Livorno has no need to build more apertmant housing complexes and other underlining reasons why we are doing what we are doing; so that you can better explain to those that are not of italian extract what is happaning in Livorno.....come to the orchard in via goito ask for John, if I am not there, someone will point you in my direction, until we meet , enjoy

VP said...

John - You are right and I already know a bit more than I wrote about this situation, but this is a photo blog and my captions are rarely more than that. I usually try to insert some local facts here and there, but some are not easy to explain... I will keep posting about the Orchards, and your help would be appreciated.

José Mendonça said...

Great colours in the top shot!