Huerto Roma Verde - Resilac Biosocial

Jalapa 234, Roma Sur
COLONIA ROMA, CUAUHTEMOC
06760 MEXICO CITY, CDMX
Mexico

Intro

Following the earthquake of 19 September 1985, several buildings of this well located area had to be demolished. The space was abandoned for 27 years, presenting problems of vandalism, contamination and the presence of noxious fauna. In 2010, Cuadra Provoca Ciudad began the recovery of the space, as leader of this effort, accompanied by neighbours, businessmen, architects, all interested in the recovery of spaces and the preservation of green spaces. It is now a very active community garden.
How big is the garden
500 m²
In which year did the garden start?
01-01-2010
How many people are usually attending the urban garden?
100
The land on which the garden is located is...
Rented by the group from private owner
How the urban garden is organised
Shared plots
Who can make use of the urban garden
Anyone by previous arrangement
What category(ies) do the users of the urban garden fall into?
General public
Families
Migrants
Older people/ Third Age
Refugees or asylum seekers
Social service referrals
Socially excluded people
Volunteers
Young people not in education or employment
Do you run any training in your garden?
Yes
What training do you offer?
Engaging the community
Health and safety issues
Please tick any of the listed facilities that are available at the urban garden.
Indoors community space
Outdoors community space
Toilets
Recycling/composting
What are the main activities realized in the urban garden?
Adventure playground
Amenity for local community
Community composting/recycling
Community development
Community orchard
Community supported agriculture (CSA)
Education
Food growing
Healthy living
Herbs for healing
Horticultural training
Mental health
Permaculture
Social inclusion
Social space
Spiritual well being
Therapeutic farming or gardening
Access conditions/facilities
Public Transport
Please select what public transport is available
Metro
Bus
Educating on environmental issues
Social rehabilitation
Therapeutic gardening
Reclaim a community space