The Qubì Garden project aims to create an inclusive and innovative garden on a specific stretch of Lungo Dora, the one in front of Via Parma 75, where the Qubì Torino association is historically based.
The Qubì Garden will be a meeting place in a residual space of the city, a place for training and raising awareness on sustainable lifestyles and new forms of cultivation that can contribute to the resilience of urban territories. The Garden will be furnished with wooden boxes to cultivate a vegetable garden raised off the ground, a self-sufficient greenhouse created in a recycled container, which uses photovoltaic energy to support an aeroponic cultivation system inside, and seats and tables available to citizens.
In cities there is the maximum concentration of consumption of resources, while awareness of relationships with all the other components of ecosystems tends to dissolve. Our intent is therefore to propose actions that promote awareness of the interactions between food, man and the environment, and make the city more livable and sustainable.
The idea was born in 2020, following the Covid 19 pandemic, when several young students started using the area in front of the headquarters of the Qubì cultural association as an open-air meeting place. The Association therefore began to gather their needs and visions regarding the area from the young people and citizens of the neighborhood, and in 2021 entered into a collaboration agreement with District 7 of the City of Turin for the care and maintenance of the area of realization of the project, which therefore presents itself as a method of shared management of common goods.
The intent is to bring environmental and food education workshops outdoors, and to increase meeting, awareness and knowledge opportunities through the creation in the green area of tables to welcome students and families, wooden boxes to cultivate and experimenting with urban cultivation, and the installation of a recovery container adapted to the use of a greenhouse for aeroponic cultivation, an important and innovative “green lung” for one of the most polluted cities in Italy.