“Il Cozzo” and “Orto-gether”
autonomy, permaculture, cooper
Il “Cozzo” and “Orto-gether” – let’s
Communities of young people for innovative sustainable
methods of agriculture in urban areas
The field used is owned by one of the participant’s families. This field was
abandoned for many years.
It’s possible to identify some keywords for the project such as: food
autonomy, permaculture, cooperation, energy saving, 0 miles, seed
Both projects were begun by young people.
Thanks to strong cooperation between the participants and their willingness to
donate time, skills and work, it was possible to obtain in the first six months some
important results like building a seedbed to obtain self-production of organic plants.
The main benefits are to improve in young people the love for their land and the
importance of sharing experiences and skills.
The projects are also important to improve the awareness that it is possible
to satisfy our food needs in urban areas thanks to real, satisfying cooperation
with fewer money resources.
In the future, permaculture principles will be used also to develop food
forests, animal husbandry, wastewater purification through constructed
wetland biofilters, etc.