Comparative Research Network:

Gardens – Inclusive Approaches to Community Gardening & Green Learning Spaces

During the GARDENS project we had the opportunity to visit different community gardens and green learning spaces in five European countries. Some of us who are involved in running these gardens had the chance of working together to exchange experiences, share practices and activities, and compare educational methods. We have been able to observe that
green spaces are a potentially inclusive bridge between formal, non-formal and informal education. Moreover, they represent a powerful platform for community engagement and an opportunity for green education.

The first part of this publication is aimed at providing an overview of the different steps needed to unleash the potential of turning a green space into a place for community, inclusion and learning.
The second part is dedicated to methods which can be put into practice in inclusive community gardens. It is meant to be used as a handbook: here you’ll find instructions and materials to start right away.