At American Space Madrid, we are running an activity called “The Garden Project”, a collaborative project to create a community garden here at the International Institute in Spain.
In collaboration with Lula Alvarez, "The Garden Project" is an activity where participants would have the opportunity to learn more about the process of designing, building and caring for a community garden.
Come participate in this new activity with us here at the American Space!
Addressed: To boys and girls from 9 to 12 years old
Hours: Wednesday from 18 to 19 p.m. at American Space Madrid at the International Institute
Maximum number of participants: 15
Inspired by the mission and vision of the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA), the Garden Project at American Space Madrid will focus on the creation of an urban garden on-site at the International Institute. The urban garden will be a space for community members to engage in bilingual language exchanges, showcase American art and films, participate in ASM events, and grow healthy food. Beginning in February 2017, participants will engage in a variety of learning experiences focusing on garden design, community gardening and sustainability that will culminate in the design and construction of the American Space Community Garden at the International Institute in the spring of 2017. Throughout the course of the winter months, participants will compare and analyze American models of community gardens, including New York City's Clinton Community Garden, leading to the development of an urban garden at the fourth floor café or in the open garden at the IIE.
The second phase of the project will begin in April 2017, focusing on planting, observation and analysis, and taking care of the garden. Through all phases of the project, participants will complete garden journals and Instagram stories.
Recommended age groups for planning stage, phase 1: 9-12