mexico: CULTIVA CIUDAD
Non for Profit Cultiva Ciudad is an innovative urban agriculture organisation based in Mexico City.
ZEA is working with Cultiva Ciudad and Huerto Tlatelolco to improve its on-site waste management systems (aerobic composter and community worm farm) as well as funding worm farms for the local community and garden volunteers in one of the biggest cities of the world with urgent need for green-productive spaces and community participation.
ZEA PROJECT IMPACT: 1,500 kilograms of food waste transformed into fertile soil every year.
The Cultiva Ciudad-helmed Huerto Tlatelolco Urban Garden was created on the site of a public housing tower damaged during the 1985 earthquake and abandoned until recently (1,650 m2).
The garden includes an edible forest with 45 tree varieties, a seed bank, and a large section of bio-intensive gardening. The main objective of the project is to involve the local community through urban agriculture related activities. Members of Huerto Tlatelolco conduct a program of social bonding through workshops, school visits, volunteer programs and community events.
For more information visit: http://www.cultivaciudad.com/