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Home garden - Padova (IT)

Case study on social innovations: home garden in residential area.

CHARACTERISTICS

Location: Padua, Italy

Typology: Home garden

Urban area: Inner city – building – rooftop

Innovation type: Social innovation

Main functions: social inclusion – community development – food self-production

Users: Private users – Neighbours

HISTORY & CONTEXT

The home garden under assessment is managed by a family with the aim of evaluating the potential food production of home gardens. The family produce and consume the garden outputs.

AGRICULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS

Crops: 13 crops and varieties

Techniques: Soil production with combined fertilization

Irrigation: Drip irrigation

Use of renewable resources: 100% manual practices – Industrial compost

Sustainable practices: Local production – Local varieties – Seasonal production – No packaging use

Other products: –

AVAILABLE LITERATURE:

Sanyé-Mengual, E., Gasperi, D., Michelon, N., Orsini, F., Ponchia, G., & Gianquinto, G. (2018). Eco-efficiency assessment and food security potential of home gardening: A case study in Padua, Italy. Sustainability10(7), 2124.