Ecological horticulture for child inclusion
The children of the CRAE Toni Inglés, located in the neighborhood of San Julián de Vilafranca, take over a vegetable garden in a pilot project of agriculture and teamwork.
The garden will serve to promote knowledge of nature and the life cycle and the acquisition of agricultural techniques.
The CRAE Toni Inglés, managed by the social initiative cooperative based in the Penedès Actúa, has just started a new organic gardening project. With this initiative, the children of the center will learn to grow and sow their first seeds and take care of the plants responding to their needs, to help them grow and finally be able to harvest and feed on them.
The project has been possible thanks to funding from the Torres Family Foundation and the collaboration of Ecoxarxa and the Vilafranca City Council; and it will allow children to discover the world of agriculture and the magic of the development of life.
This ecological garden will also be the starting point for various activities with educational benefits, but also with social benefits such as contact with nature, the acquisition of healthy habits, the creation of links with the environment and learning the value of resources such as Water.
Thus, the Ecological Garden wants to be a transversal learning tool, instill necessary values in the little ones and generate opportunities for a more dignified future. Projects like this show that the joint work of various agents such as the administration, social entities and companies enables the creation of positive initiatives for all.
The Familia Torres Foundation annually allocates more than 100,000 euros to social projects, with the aim of supporting non-profit organizations that work to address the shortcomings of our society, with an emphasis on helping children and women, as well as well as the group of young immigrants.