Social Gardening: Green Together!

by Stichting Present Den Haag
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!
Social Gardening: Green Together!

Summary

Biodiversity and climate have never been more relevant, especially in the city: when someone has little to no resources (financially, socially and/or intellectually),''concrete'' gardens are the rule rather than the exception. 200 volunteers team up to make such gardens low maintenance, low budget but highly sustainable and green! In 3 years time we strive to help 1300 vulnerable citizens in The Hague. With this project we seek to do justice to the sustainable development goals no. 1, 11 & 15.

$37,000
total goal
$36,267
remaining
5
donors
0
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

In urban areas there's a loss of biodiversity, an increase in heat stress and water problems due to the high degree of petrification. The Hague has a green potential of up to 8.6 million m2! Together we can recover almost half a degree of heat and create a cooler living environment for future generations. To combat petrification, knowledge, a sense of connection in the neighborhood and, above all, a low-threshold initiative are required. Let's make a garden accessible for all: Green Together!

Solution

200 volunteers will help 1300 aid recipients to remodel their overgrown gardens. A lack of knowledge, money and social network creates a feeling of powerlessness; pamphlets with cheap but durable alternatives to tiling will be distributed on site and we'll offer a gardening course for our volunteers and vulnerable citizens. By providing the basic knowledge about gardening, self-confidence and a sense of ownership over the garden will be increased.

Long-Term Impact

We will involve social workers, associations, groups and/or community officers to ensure community-wide awareness. A strong network gives the neighborhood the opportunity to grow and flourish for the coming years. With this initiative, we strengthen regular social contact to combat loneliness, promote social cohesion at neighborhood level and contribute to a healthy living environment in The Hague: Green Together!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Stichting Present Den Haag

Location: Den Haag - Netherlands
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Twitter: @PresentDenHaag
Project Leader:
Eva Mabayoje
Den Haag, Netherlands
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