Urban Gardening: Gardening in urban space

Urban gardening means higher quality of life and greater biological diversity.

Urban gardening, the production of vegetables in urban areas, means more quality of life and adds to biological diversity. A kitchen garden managed jointly in the middle of a city also contributes to sustainable resource management. It offers deceleration from everyday life, allows people to enjoy things they planted themselves and maybe to meet so far anonymous neighbours.

Moreover, ecologically managed gardens are a paradise for beneficial animals.

This great diversity not only embellishes the appearance of a city but also produces sound yields: Pro Beet can supply a family of five with fresh vegetables throughout the season.

The City Farm Schönbrunn provides information about urban gardening, garden pedagogy and environmental education to those interested. Furthermore, the Federal College for Horticulture Schönbrunn will answer questions about gardening at urbangardening@gartenbau.at.

Urban gardening makes gardeners proud

Urban gardening and city farming bring flowers, herbs and vegetable beds to cities. Green space improves the quality of life; self-grown vegetables taste good and make gardeners proud. Gardening is a nice leisure-time activity, but at the same time hobby gardeners also have some influence on the natural cycles of the environment. Gardeners who take care of ecological aspects offer beneficial animals like bees and earth worms a paradise. Moreover, seed and plants from controlled organic cultivation do not involve genetic engineering.

Gardening in a unique historical environment

In cooperation with the Austrian Federal Gardens the association “Schatzhaus Österreich” launches a new volunteer project. Volunteers are sought for the Vienna parks Schlosspark Schönbrunn, Belvederegarten, Augarten, Burggarten and Volksgarten, as well as for the Tyrol Hofgarten and the Park of Ambras Castle in Innsbruck. Joyful gardening in a team of like-minded persons, with instructions by experts in a unique historical environment, is offered. Information can be obtained at www.schatzhaus-oesterreich.at or via info@schatzhaus-oesterreich.at or the Schatzhaus telephone: 0676/7284539.

published at 05.07.2018, Kommunikation und Service (Abteilung Präs. 5)