THE RIVER GARDEN

Gardens in cities appear for stimulating people’s connection with the rural, the nature, or for simple vegetable and fruit agriculture for small numbers of individuals or collectives, or as part of solidarity and resistance! Can urban gardening be of our common(s)?

Supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL

Where: Stage at Maritsa

When: 19.09; 15.00-17.00

Language: English and Bulgarian

 


THE HAPPY FARM IN THE RHODOPES (Ruslana Boyadzhieva)

Ruslana Boyadzhieva from the “Happy Farm in the Rhodopes” shares her experience of life in the countryside, eco-friendly agriculture (agriculture without the use of machinery and pesticides), composting and own-produced food.


KOSTADIN GEORGIEV (Intervention) 

Kostadin Georgiev is the coordinator behind the Urban Gardening intervention, in which part of the banks of the Maritsa River were planted with herbs and other useful plants. He shares his experience in bringing together a community that should tend the common green spaces along the river.


AYÇA İNCE (Ekbi̇çyei̇ç)

Unfortunately Ayça Ince from Istanbul will not be able to attend this debate. We offer our and her excuses for her absence.

 

URBAN FARMING, SOFIA (Nikola Bonchev)

Urban Farming is a group of enthusiasts from Sofia who are cultivating land, keeping bees, and producing their own food. They started in 2012 with a small garden in the Nadezhda district in 2015, entirely by their own means and efforts, they created their biggest garden in Druzhba district.

 

URBANIAHOEVE (Debra Solomon)

In the style of naming one’s land and landscapes, places inspired by self-reliance and conviviality, Urbaniahoeve means, ‘the city (as a) farmyard’. Debra consults the ‘Urban gardening’ intervention in Plovdiv, and talks about the foodscapes that Urbaniahoeve builds together with communities.

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