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Bio Center

Description of the problem situation The problem that inspired the concept of this project is the broken connection between the city and the people and producing of food . In the capital of Bulgaria this trend is apparent for decades , covering more and more areas of the city , from the center to the periphery . Fewer are families who raise their portion of food - mainly in the suburbs - former villages. People lost knowledge and interest in the origins of food. While the food that the majority of people buy from supermarkets is with low quality , full of preservatives , chemicals , pesticides, nitrates and other adverse health ingredients. Children grow up with the idea that tomatoes and peppers come from the supermarket and are not aware how many processes need to happen before food comes to the stores. Another problem is the alienation between people , especially with the increased migration to the city a large number of people from other towns and villages of the country. The main objective of the project is to test a model of engaging urban communities in urban gardening activities based on the philosophy of permaculture . How will we achieve this: 1. Construction of permaculture garden-  Permaculture is a set of practices for effective use of scarce resources through sustainable design productive agricultural systems .They are based on ecological and biological principles used and recurrent natural models. In permaculture system work is minimized , waste is converted into resources , productivity increase and the environment is restored. Permaculture principles can be applied in any environment and scale - from urban condominiums to country houses , from small farms to large regions.

Where it's at:

proffesor Georgi Zlatarski 25
1700 Sofia

Garden type:

demonstration/education garden

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Garden beneficiaries:

families and children

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Project leaders:

peter valchovski
Tanya Ilinska

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KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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