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The new season of urban vegetable gardens in the city of
Bologna: intergenerational exchanges and environmental
sustainabi...
Allotment for working classes in 19th and 20th century

French family in a jardin ouvrier
Roberta Bartoletti
University of...
The research on social gardens in Bologna
- participant observation in a municipal allotment area in Bologna
- interviews ...
The institutional framework of gardening practices in
Bologna: the evolution of a municipal policy
integration of elderly ...
The building of an allotment area in the Eighties

Roberta Bartoletti
University of Urbino - Italy
The social evolution of vegetable gardening in Bologna
Today
2677 municipal plots

321 of them (12%) are assigned to “youn...
Are gardens spaces of development for a culture of environmental sustainability?
JUST PARTIALLY
Do young gardeners partici...
responsible styles of food
production and consumption

direct connection with
nature

Roberta Bartoletti
University of Urb...
“Gardener’s generosity” and gift culture

Intergenerational exchanges
Elderly recognition

Roberta Bartoletti
University o...
To conclude

Young gardeners introduced a deeper sensibility towards nature
and responsible styles of cultivation
Young ga...
Thank you for the
attention!
Roberta Bartoletti
roberta.bartoletti@uniurb.it

My publications on the topic:
Orti e giardin...
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Hybrid parks: urban vegetables gardens in Bologna

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Presentation of the case study of urban vegetable gardens in Bologna at the international workshop#5 AGOR-AGRO (Ferrara, 7th november 2013)
focusing on urban agriculture and its benefits
from a socio-cultural point of view.
It has been organized by Emilia-Romagna Region and
the Province of Ferrara, as part of the European
project Hybrid Parks Interreg IVC Programme.

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  1. 1. The new season of urban vegetable gardens in the city of Bologna: intergenerational exchanges and environmental sustainability? Roberta Bartoletti University of Urbino Carlo Bo Italy International workshop#5 AGOR-AGRO Hybrid Parks Interreg IVC Programme Ferrara 7th November 2013 Roberta Bartoletti University of Urbino - Italy
  2. 2. Allotment for working classes in 19th and 20th century French family in a jardin ouvrier Roberta Bartoletti University of Urbino - Italy
  3. 3. The research on social gardens in Bologna - participant observation in a municipal allotment area in Bologna - interviews with contact persons of 4 municipal allotment areas (Barca, Nicholas Green, Maggiore, Ca Bura) - 18 in deep interviews with “young” gardeners (with Giulia Cecchelin PhD) - in depth-interviews or conversations with political actors and participation to meetings on vegetable gardens public policies October 2011-September 2012 Mai 2013-Augus 2013 Roberta Bartoletti University of Urbino - Italy
  4. 4. The institutional framework of gardening practices in Bologna: the evolution of a municipal policy integration of elderly retired people and promotion of their active leisure and self-organization recover abandoned and illegally cultivated land Roberta Bartoletti University of Urbino - Italy
  5. 5. The building of an allotment area in the Eighties Roberta Bartoletti University of Urbino - Italy
  6. 6. The social evolution of vegetable gardening in Bologna Today 2677 municipal plots 321 of them (12%) are assigned to “young” gardeners (18-50 years old) more than 1300 citizens are waiting for a municipal plot Roberta Bartoletti University of Urbino - Italy
  7. 7. Are gardens spaces of development for a culture of environmental sustainability? JUST PARTIALLY Do young gardeners participate in the traditional “generosity of gardeners”? YES, BUT… Roberta Bartoletti University of Urbino - Italy
  8. 8. responsible styles of food production and consumption direct connection with nature Roberta Bartoletti University of Urbino - Italy
  9. 9. “Gardener’s generosity” and gift culture Intergenerational exchanges Elderly recognition Roberta Bartoletti University of Urbino - Italy
  10. 10. To conclude Young gardeners introduced a deeper sensibility towards nature and responsible styles of cultivation Young gardeners experience connection with elderly generation, contacts that in everyday life are lost Roberta Bartoletti University of Urbino - Italy
  11. 11. Thank you for the attention! Roberta Bartoletti roberta.bartoletti@uniurb.it My publications on the topic: Orti e giardini collettivi: pratiche grassroots e politiche urbane, in «Autonomie locali e servizi sociali», n. 3, 2012, il Mulino, Bologna. Mappare la campagna in città: immagini tra New York City e l’Italia (with Pierluigi Musarò), in «Sociologia della comunicazione», n. 44, 2/2012, FrancoAngeli, Milano. Pratiche di consumo e civic engagement: il consumo impegnato di natura in città, in Comunicazione e civic engagement, R. Bartoletti, F. Faccioli (eds), FrancoAngeli Milano 2013. Roberta Bartoletti University of Urbino - Italy
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