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Picasso Food Forest
Picasso Food Forest
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Via Marconi/Via Picasso, Parma, IT
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

Ark L Carina Isabel Barrisco Debora achieng Nembi Denise Grant Grant Van der Merwe James Graham Peter Heffernan Robert Norris Sarah Livingston Virginia Rocha
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Picasso Food Forest

Project Type

Urban, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

A public urban food forest to inspire, build community, share, learn, improve local ecosystems and biodiversity, increase resiliency, whose fruits are available to the inhabitants of Parma.

Project Description

The Picasso Food Forest is the first experimental site of a public urban food forest in Parma, and maybe in Italy. Started in December 2012, the project aims to create a public food forest whose fruits will be available to the inhabitants of Parma. A “public park”, to use more common terms, in which trees and plants do not only provide aesthetic functions, shade and oxygen but will also provide food for the people living in the urban context and wildlife habitat. The people visiting will be able to follow the evolution of this small ecosystem along the years and along the seasons. They will see the young trees and the entire forest mature along the years and the plants developing sprouts, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds along the seasons.
On the dedicated website we will try to illustrate the development of the project and of the ecosystem, successes and failures of our experimental trials, hoping we will provide useful information and inspiration to all those that are interested in knowing more, follow us or start with similar initiatives in their neighbourhood or city.


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