Susturbanfoods

Integrated sustainability assessment of social and technological innovations towards urban food systems

Case study: Home gardening – Padua, Italy

Location: Padua, Italy

Typology: Home garden

Urban area: Inner city – building – rooftop

Innovation type: Social innovation

Main functions: social inclusion – community development – food self-production

Users: Private users – Neighbours

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HISTORY & CONTEXT

The home garden under assessment is managed by a family with the aim of evaluating the potential food production of home gardens. The family produce and consume the garden outputs.

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AGRICULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS

Crops: 13 crops and varieties

Techniques: Soil production with combined fertilization

Irrigation: Drip irrigation

Use of renewable resources: 100% manual practices – Industrial compost

Sustainable practices: Local production – Local varieties – Seasonal production – No packaging use

Other products:

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