More and more hidden areas of Lisbon…

Horta em Benfica

Horta em Benfica

Coming to Lisbon you already know what you are going to visit: the castle, the historical centre, all the main squares and the peculiar places in the city’s surroundings.

 But you don’t expect to find green open spaces, self-organized by citizens, willing to improve their eco-committment!
These are called ‘Hortas Urbanas’ and consist of free soils owned by the town hall, that makes them available to Lisbon inhabitants.

The phenomenon is increasing over time and it involves groups of citizens who coordinate themselves in the creation of market gardens aimed at the satisfaction of their households’ needs.

This way it is possible to develop a sense of cooperation and community: people work together to satisfy a certain need and, in addition, they can exploit those spaces to promote the importance of environmental sustainability and to attract visitors as well.

Join the initiative and try to be ‘natural’!

Posted on October 6, 2014 .