University of Girona

Universitat de Girona
Catalonia, Spain

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Eco-solidarity allotment of the UdG

Short description

The Hort Ecosolidari is a social reintegration project that centers around an allotment dedicated to organic farming. It specifically targets individuals from two key groups: users of the Reception Centre of Girona City Council (La Sopa) and individuals with intellectual disabilities associated with the Ramon Noguera Foundation. Additionally, students participating in the UdG Volunteer Program contribute to the project, creating a collaborative and inclusive environment.

The project has multiple objectives. Firstly, it aims to facilitate the social reintegration of its participants by providing them with meaningful activities and a sense of purpose through organic farming. Secondly, it strives to cultivate crops of good quality and nutritional value, with the entirety of the garden’s produce being donated to local social dining rooms.

The Hort Ecosolidari also prioritizes the comprehensive training of participating students, offering them valuable hands-on experiences and fostering their personal and professional development. Moreover, the project promotes the integration of its participants into the workforce, equipping them with the necessary skills for successful reentry into employment.

The Sustainability Area of the Social Commitment Unit plays a pivotal role in overseeing the Hort Ecosolidari project. This unit ensures the project’s sustainability, coordinates its activities, and maintains relationships with relevant social organizations.

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