The latest school garden in São Paulo is not even finished and yet we already started the next one. It marks the 38th garden of our School Gardens Project.
However, it is located in Presidente Prudente, a city in the interior of the state São Paulo. This garden was implemented in the EM Profᵃ Odette Duarte da Costa and is supported by the NGO Moradia e Cidadania. The public school serves a socially vulnerable neighborhood.
CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER’s project partner, the NGO Moradia e Cidadania, was founded by the employees of the Caixa Econômica Federal and supports citizenship of socially vulnerable people with a focus on education, work and income generation and the fight against hunger and misery.
Works began on the 11.10.2015 by constructing ten vegetable beds. Shade nets were installed due to the intense insolation. The first plantation was performed together with the students.
During CITIES WITHOUT HUNGER’s second visit to Presidente Prudente on the 6th and 7th of November 2015, the beds were rearranged and plants more resistant to the strong sun were replanted. The soil was covered with straw, a measure which protects the soil and retains humidity. The students dedicatedly participated in all activities.
The vision of this project is to amplify the garden continuously and to include the local community in taking care of the garden.