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Andrea Minchio
Andrea Minchio
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Via Nievo, Lugo (RAVENNA), Italy, IT
+39 347 0714505
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

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Andrea Minchio

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Urban, Community

Project Summary

Design of a resilient garden for a young association of Lugo (RA) called " The Pomegranate House" with several type of edible garden, Forest garden, windbreaks, ponds, etc...

Project Description

The field is a square piece of flat land (30x32 meters) close to an urban park, gardens and houses.


We are in cool temperate climate with not very cold winters (the minimum temperatures are around zero), and dry hot summers (the average rain for the last 10 years is 550 mm). The elevation are less than 10 meters on the mean sea level. The winds are mainly NW in autumn and winter and SE and E in spring-summer.

I have carried out a topographic survey in order to geographically set the area and to evaluate the land gradients.


Very poor soil

Not a lot of money and time to invest


Good food, a place to share with other people from the communith, relax.


To realize the Association projects, to work outside in the field, a coverd area for the Association meetings, gardens for growing food, trees and flowers


The covered structure for the Association meeting is in zone 0, the gardens (synergistic, raised beds and keyhole) are in zone 1, an open field covered with flowers and a tree of pomegranate (the symbol of the Association) with some benches all around are in Zone 2, the Forest garden is in Zone 3, the windbreak fence and the two ponds connected with a swale are in zone 4.






Hugelkultur beds for berry shrubs

On the 22nd of november we have created two long hugelkultur beds for the berry shrubs.

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Workshop on Guilds

During the workshop we have planted several type of useful plants under the food forest trees.

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Creating paths

Diggind and filling paths with rubbles

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Main paths identification

We started to trace the main paths with the help of GPS.

Posted over 10 years ago (0 comments)
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