The community gardens in Silves were delivered this Monday and will allow families who do not have their own land to grow some products for self-consumption.
The delivery of the lots takes place after last Friday the contracts were signed and “training was given on how to use the space, how to reduce water costs, among other issues”, according to the City Council of Silves.
«With this space, we are more than providing a place to carry out agricultural practices, we are promoting the spirit of sharing and mutual help and promoting the development of ties, as community gardens are precisely a place for all this learning. », considered Rosa Palma, president of the municipality of Silvense, at the ceremony for handing over the keys to the beneficiaries of the land.
The Chamber, for its part, reinforces that these gardens "are intended for the practice of horticulture with an eminently social and educational vocation, which will allow citizens who do not have their own land to cultivate vegetables on the soil provided by the municipality, guaranteeing this project to possibility of a complement to the budgets of the Households.
“Integrated in a set of social intervention measures outlined by the permanent municipal executive, the project “Community Garden of Silves”, has the ability to promote work and community life, as well as the contact of the local community with nature”, concluded the Chamber of Silves.