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Community gardens as a GenerACTOR for good governance, active citizenship and participation” is a project co-financed by the European Commission (Contract no.  CSO-LA/2021/171273-3/13).  As the title mentions, the project insists on the creation of community gardens in the urban area of Barranquilla (Colombia), as an instrument for good governance, active citizenship and participation.

The opinions expressed under this website are those of the author(s) only and should not be considered as representative of the European Commission’s official position.


CALL FOR TRAINING PARTICIPANTS
GARDENERS”: Unleashing the Green Thumb in You!

We’re excited to announce an extension for applications to the “GARDENISERprogram! Dive into the world of horticulture and cultivate your passion for gardening. If you’ve missed the previous deadlines, here’s your chance to join one of the upcoming courses:

  1. GARDENING – BASIC: March 15, 2024
  2. GARDENING – BASIC: March 16, 2024
  3. GARDENING – ADVANCED: March 18, 2024
  4. GARDENING – ADVANCED: March 19, 2024
  5. REGENERATE: March 20, 2024
  6. REGENERATE: March 21, 2024

🔊 Looking for citizens interested in learning to grow gardens and training in urban agriculture. Be part of the second cohort of the technical training process “Gardeners’ Training” of the GenerACTOR project

🌱 🌱 8-hour intensive courses

This call invites individuals interested in horticulture to apply for the “GARDENISER” training program. The courses, each lasting one day (8 hours), are designed for 15-20 citizens of Barranquilla, Colombia. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced gardener, these sessions will enhance your understanding of horticultural techniques.

These training courses are part of Component 1, focusing on capacity building and community garden training within the transnational cooperation project GENERACTOR. Supported by the European program EuropeAid, this component is coordinated by the Italian social promotion association REPLAY NETWORK aps based in Rome. The courses will be conducted entirely in Barranquilla, in Spanish, and will span throughout the year 2024.

Don’t miss this opportunity to grow your knowledge, connect with like-minded individuals, and contribute to the green transformation of Barranquilla. Apply now and embark on a journey to become a certified GARDENISER!

If you are interested you can download the PDF in Spanish or English here below and submit your participation proposal!

👁️‍🗨️ For more information about the courses and how to apply, click on this 🔗 link https://gardeniser.eu/es/formacion-gardeniser to know the calendar of dates and the conditions of the call.

CONVOCATORIA PARA PARTICIPANTES EN LA FORMACIÓN
“JARDINERO”: ¡Desatando el pulgar verde que hay en ti!

Ampliación del plazo de solicitud: 22 de febrero de 2024 – 23:59

¡Nos complace anunciar una extensión para solicitudes del programa “GARDENISER”! Sumérgete en el mundo de la horticultura y cultiva tu pasión por la jardinería. Si no cumplió con las fechas límite anteriores, esta es su oportunidad de unirse a uno de los próximos cursos:

Esta convocatoria invita a personas interesadas en la horticultura a postularse al programa de capacitación “GARDENISER”. Los cursos, de un día de duración cada uno (8 horas), están diseñados para 15-20 ciudadanos de Barranquilla, Colombia. Ya sea usted un jardinero principiante o experimentado, estas sesiones mejorarán su comprensión de las técnicas hortícolas.

Estos cursos de capacitación son parte del Componente 1, centrándose en el desarrollo de capacidades y la capacitación en huertos comunitarios dentro del proyecto de cooperación transnacional GenerACTOR. Con el apoyo del programa europeo EuropeAid, este componente está coordinado por la asociación italiana de promoción social REPLAY NETWORK APS con sede en Roma (Italia). Los cursos se realizarán íntegramente en Barranquilla, en español, y se extenderán durante todo el año 2024.

No pierdas esta oportunidad de aumentar tus conocimientos, conectarte con personas con ideas afines y contribuir a la transformación verde de Barranquilla. ¡Solicite ahora y embárquese en un viaje para convertirse en un JARDINERO certificado!

¡Si estás interesado puedes descargar el PDF en español o inglés aquí abajo y enviar tu propuesta de participación!



Join the GenerACTOR SurveyShaping the Future of Urban Community Gardens in Barranquilla!

We invite all the citizens in Barranquilla and other interested people to take part in the first “GenerACTOR” survey on dietary lifestyles.

This survey is conducted by the Barranquilla City Council in collaboration with GenerACTOR project partners, aiming to assess the current landscape before the creation of 4 Urban Community Gardens in Barranquilla.

Survey Link: https://www.barranquilla.gov.co/gerencia-de-desarrollo-social/generactor

Our survey aims to determine the baseline before the establishment of these community gardens in the Production Parks of Barranquilla. in particular the input from Barranquilla citizens are crucial!

To make the process easy for you, we’ve created a video with instructions on how to fill out the questionnaire. [Link to Instructional Video: https://youtu.be/-Qs0_ZOsxf4


¡Esperamos contar con su participación activa y entusiasta! Para cualquier información adicional, no dude en contactarnos vía correo electrónico a coordinador@generador.info. ¡Tu opinion importa! Únase a nosotros para dar forma al futuro de los jardines comunitarios urbanos de Barranquilla.

¡Gracias!


Link for more information


In the framework of the project GenerACTOR – Community gardens as a GenerACTOR for good governance, active citizenship and participation”, supported by the European Union, the non-profit association REPLAY NETWORK aps, based in Rome (Italy), on behalf of the project consortium, open the second call for citizens who want to participate in the first “Gardeners’ Trainings” will be placed in Barranquilla in 2024. The application deadline for the first 4 courses (Cultivar Base 1-2 and Cultivar Avanzado 1-2) is the 8th of January, 2024.

Parameters of the Project Gardeners´ Trainings

The courses are part of component 1 of the GenerACTOR Project, which deals with capacity building and training in community gardens within the framework of the GenerACTOR transnational cooperation project, supported by the European program EuropeAid. This component is coordinated by the Italian social promotion association REPLAY NETWORK aps based in Rome, on behalf of the project consortium, and is being carried out entirely in Barranquilla (Colombia) and in Spanish.

The participants could apply to attend one or more training courses, aimed at a maximum of 20 citizens of the municipality of Barranquilla (Colombia) interested in learning or deepening their knowledge of horticultural techniques.

Each course has a duration of 1 day each (8 hours), and the participant must commit to participate in the full course, all day.

This second Gardeners´ Training will take place in Barranquilla (Colombia) during the period between January and October 2024 in for different dates in this range:

  • CULTIVAR Base 19.01.2024
  • CULTIVAR Base 20.01.2024
  • CULTIVAR Avanzado 22.01.2024
  • CULTIVAR Avanzado 23.01.2024

More information and how to apply

To receive more detailed information and how to apply please write to generactor@replaynet.eu


December 21st, 2023 GenerACTOR: the laying of the first stone of the productive community urban garden in the Las Gardenias neighborhood in Barranquilla! 🌱

We are pleased to share here a significant event organized by Alcaldía Distrital de Barranquilla, in collaboration with Siembra Barranquilla and in the framework of the Generactor Huertas Comunitarias – “Community gardens for good governance, active citizenship and participation”. On Thursday 21st December, at 10:30 am, the celebration of the planting of the first seed of the community urban garden in the Las Gardenias neighborhood will take place.

This event represents a fundamental step within the #GenerACTOR project and our commitment to good governance, active citizenship and participation.

The creation of 4 urban community gardens is planned in Barranquilla, and December 14th will be a symbolic moment of connection and growth for the local and international community.

We invite you to join these celebrations, also by following the Alcaldía Distrital de Barranquilla channel which marks this long-awaited step.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the European Union’s continued support for initiatives that promote the social development of our communities.

We thank the citizens in Barranquilla for being part of this journey towards a stronger community committed to inclusion!


¿Cómo se construye la sostenibilidad económica de una huerta urbana y cómo puede contribuir a la sostenibilidad económica de la comunidad?

El webinar se ofrece en el ciclo de encuentros planificados por GenerACTOR (proyect cofinanciado por la Union Europea) para crear oportunidades de aprendizaje a partir de buenas prácticas, generar nuevas conexiones con personas y comunidades que comparten la misma pasión por la sostenibilidad y el crecimiento positivo a nivel urbano y periurbano. Gracias por acompañarnos en el diálogo participativo junto a los socios del proyecto GenerACTOR y a los socios asociados.

Agenda:

00:00:00 Introducción by ANCI Lazio (Giorgio Scavino)

00:02:41 Simona Zollet, Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University and a 2021/2022 USASBE (US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) “Experiencia en emprendimiento agrícola rural de pequeña escala”

00:26:15 Valentina Manente, PhD candidate with the thesis “The Urban Agriculture Nexus in informal settlements: an investigation on the benefits of urban food growing in the barrios of Bogotá” , Kent School of Architecture and Planning, University of Kent (UK)“Aprovechamiento de la productividad multidimensional de las huertas urbanas: estudios de caso de Bogotá”

01:01:40 Yolanda Gonzalez, Urban Agriculture Specialist Harvest New York Cornell Cooperative Extension – “Agricultura urbana comercial en la ciudad de Nueva York: Retos y Oportunidades”

01:22:26 Claudio Bordi, Architect/Urban Planner “Experiencia de productividad en huertas urbanas en Islandia”

01:47:37 Conclusiones by ANCI Lazio (Micol Sonnino – coordinador de soporte – GenerACTOR)

Musica de fondo: “Purple Planet Music – Heavenly Raindrops”


How is the economic sustainability of an urban community built and how can it contribute to the economic sustainability of the community?

The webinar is offered in the cycle of meetings planned by GenerACTOR (project co-financed by the European Union) to create learning opportunities based on good practices, generate new connections with people and communities who share the same passion for sustainability and positive growth at urban and peri-urban levels. Thanks for supporting us in the participatory dialogue with the members of the GenerACTOR project and the associated members.

Agenda:

00:00:00 Introduction by ANCI Lazio (Giorgio Scavino)

00:02:41 Simona Zollet, Assistant Professor at Hiroshima University and a 2021/2022 USASBE (US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) “Experiencia en emprendimiento agrícola rural de small scale”

00:26:15 Valentina Manente, PhD candidate with the thesis “The Urban Agriculture Nexus in informal settlements: an investigation on the benefits of urban food growing in the barrios of Bogotá” , Kent School of Architecture and Planning, University of Kent (UK )“Aprovechamiento de la multidimensional productividad de las huertasurbanas: case studies of Bogotá”

01:01:40 Yolanda Gonzalez, Urban Agriculture Specialist Harvest New York Cornell Cooperative Extension – “Commercial urban agriculture in the city of New York: Returns and Opportunities”

01:22:26 Claudio Bordi, Architect/Urban Planner “Experience of productivity in urban hues in Islandia”

01:47:37 Conclusions by ANCI Lazio (Micol Sonnino – support coordinator – GenerACTOR)

Background music: “Purple Planet Music – Heavenly Raindrops”


Wednesday July 26 at 16:00 (CET) | 9:00 (COT) the first episode of the Webinar organised by ANCI Lazio, dedicated to organic agriculture in urban gardens and their productivity.

In this first meeting, the dialogue between the agronomists Andrés Pacheco, Leandro Dominicis, and the agroecologist Luis Pino, and Joy Venegas, horticulturist and representative of “Micelio Urbano” a urban community garden in Mexico, is foreseen. The challenge of social, cultural and economic sustainability are the background to the dialogue.

Concise contributions from participants and stakeholders are expected.

The meeting will be held mainly in Spanish.

Free registration at the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.it/…/entradas-generactor-webinar…

A second session in the autumn will be dedicated to economic sustainability in an urban garden and to value-added social services and activities according to experiences conducted at an international level.

Courtesy translation into Spanish:

Miércoles 26 de Julio a las 16:00 (CET) | 9:00 (COT) el primer episodio de una serie de Webinar organizado por ANCI Lazio y dedicados a la agricultura orgánica en huertas urbanas y su productividad.

En este primer encuentro está previsto el diálogo entre los dos ingenieros agrónomos Andrés Pacheco, Leandro Dominicis, y el agroecólogo Luis Pino, y Joy Venegas, horticultora y representante de “Micelio Urbano” (Huerto urbano comunitario en México). El desafío de la sostenibilidad social, cultural y económica son el trasfondo del diálogo. El desafío de la sostenibilidad social, cultural y económica son el trasfondo del diálogo.

Se esperan contribuciones concisas de los participantes y partes interesadas.

La reunión se llevará a cabo principalmente en español.

Inscripción gratuita en el siguiente enlace:

https://www.eventbrite.it/…/entradas-generator-webinar…

Una segunda sesión en otoño estará dedicada a la sostenibilidad económica en las huertas urbanas y a los servicios y actividades sociales de valor añadido según experiencias realizadas a nivel internacional.


July 20 to 24, 2023

The first Gardeniser PRO Colombia course trained 21 community leaders from 5 neighborhoods in Barranquilla (La Paz, Juan Mina, Las Gardenias, Lipaya, Villa San Pablo) in the role of #Gardeniser (from July 20 to 24, 2023).

Starting from September 2023, trained community leaders will travel to Cali, Medellín, Bogotá (Colombia) and Rome (Italy) to carry out an internship period in an urban community garden and obtain the gardener’s license.

They will be the gardenisers who will support the construction of the first 5 urban community gardens in Barranquilla.

The Gardeniser is a Garden+Organiser or coordinator of #huertaurbanacomunitaria.


News 01/01/2023

Call for Participants Gardeniser PRO Training Course for GenerACTOR Project in Barranquilla (Colombia)

EXTENDED until June 25th, 2023

In the framework of the project GenerACTOR – Community gardens as a GenerACTOR for good governance, active citizenship and participation”, supported by the European program EuropeAid, the association REPLAY NETWORK aps based in Rome, on behalf of the project consortium, opened the call for citizens who will participate in the first “Gardeniser Pro Training” placed in Barranquilla July 20th– 24th 2023. The application deadline is the 15th 25 of June at 23:55 (Colombian time).


Parameters of the Gardeniser Pro Training

The course is part of component 1 of the GenerACTOR Project, which deals with capacity building and training in community urban gardens within the framework of the GenerACTOR transnational cooperation project, supported by the European program EuropeAid. This component is coordinated by the Italian social promotion association REPLAY NETWORK aps based in Rome, on behalf of the project consortium, and is being carried out in Barranquilla (Colombia) and in Spanish.

The participants could apply to attend the training course and the internship related, aimed at a maximum of 20 citizens of the municipality of Barranquilla (Colombia) interested in learning or deepening their knowledge to be Gardenisers or “Community Urban Garden Coordinators”. An integral part of the training course is an internship in an urban garden in Colombia (6 days) or in Italy (12 days) in which the Gardeniser can apply the knowledge acquired in the process

The Training has a duration of 5 days (40 hours), and the participant must commit to participate in the five full days and in the internship.

More information and how to apply

For further details and how to apply please check the full document of the Call for participants here below (pdf downloadable)


Courtesy translation into Spanish

***CONVOCATORIA PARA PARTICIPANTES CURSO GARDENISER (GARDEN + ORGANIZER) PROYECTO GENERACTOR – BARRANQUILLA (COLOMBIA) ***

prorrogado hasta el 25 de junio de 2023 a las 23:59

Estamos buscando ciudadanos de Barranquilla interesados en empoderarse como Gardenisers o “Coordinadores de Huertas Urbanas Comunitarias” para el primer procesos formativo “Gardeniser PRO Training” en Barranquila – Colombia

Para más información sobre como aplicar y las condiciones revisa la convocatoria completa en este link:

🌱 🌱 La formación se desarrollará en el marco del proyecto GenerActor – Huertas Urbanas Comunitarias para el buen gobierno, la ciudadania activa y la participación, financiado por la Comisión Europea y liderado por un consorcio conformado por: Anci Lazio (IT), Replay Network aps (IT), Risorse per Roma spa (IT), Alcaldia distrital de Barranquilla (CO), Siembra Mas (CO).

Fecha limite para aplicar 15 Junio 2023, prorrogado hasta el 25 de junio de 2023 a las 23:59 Hora Colombia

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GenerACTOR Training for trainers in Barranquilla (April 28th  – May 1st, 2023)

Video story of the “Training of Trainers” realized in Barranquilla (2023).

4 days of training for trainers course involving participants from Barranquilla as well as from Cali, Medellin, Puerto Colombia and Bogotà. The training course content included important topics as educational principals, types of learning and the importance of dialogue. The participants also learned about the history of urban community gardens
and about the training format of the Gardeniser pro training course. Finally, the non formal education methodology guided the participants in a wonderful experience of co-creation of the training programme and activities for the next Gardeniser training course, adapted to the local context, that will involve community leaders from Barranquilla supporting the process of construction of the first 4 urban community gardens in Barranquilla

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February 6th – 10th, 2023 – Project Study Visit in Rome (Italy)

From 6 to 10 February 2023 a study visit will be held in Rome dedicated to learning about the management methods and good practices for the creation of urban community gardens. This initiative is part of the development cooperation project “GenerACTOR – Community gardens as generators for good governance, active citizenship and participation“, co-financed by the European Union (Contract No. CSO-LA/2021/171273 -3/13). 9 representatives of the Municipality of Barranquilla (Colombia) and of Siembra Mas, a company that take care the urban greenery of the city of Barranquilla, will take part, accompanied by experts from ANCI Lazio (project leader), RISORSE PER ROMA, and REPLAY NETWORK APS, an association of educators and trainers which also works to promote the new professional figure of the “Gardeniser”.

During the study days, a total of 7 urban gardens in the city of Rome will be visited by the working group, each with its own specificities. A meeting with the Councilor for the Environment of Roma Capitale, Sabrina Alfonsi is foreseen, and, at the conclusion of the initiative, an evaluation of the experience.

As the project title mentions, the activity insists on the creation of community gardens in the urban area of Barranquilla (Colombia), as a tool for good governance, active citizenship and participation and this meeting will be particularly useful to know the key elements for the design of 4 new community urban gardens in the city of Barranquilla through a participatory process and an ad hoc training activity (Gardeniser).

The implementation of a network strategy as a tool for the exchange of knowledge and sustainability, thus contributes to strengthening the multilevel governance of the city of Barranquilla (Colombia), and provides new insights for each partner on the theme of strategies to reduce poverty levels and food insecurity of the most vulnerable communities, especially migrants, based on innovation and circular economy approaches.

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The study of the pilot areas for community urban gardens, the dialogue with local communities through the established Urban Local Group in Barranquilla, the experiences carried out in Europe on the regulation of the urban gardens and the theme of adaptation in Colombia, and finally, the first results of the training activity through the approach to the new professional figure of the Gardeniser. These are the main topics addressed by November 28th to December 2nd a Study Visit in Barranquilla (Colombia).
All partners involved during the meeting.

Together we do better and learn from each other!

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Replay Network aps has just started (November 4th 2022) the serie of training courses Generactor Huertas Comunitarias on topics and practices of horticulture and urban agriculture for citizens of #Barranquilla in Colombia. We are thus working with Colombian trainers that will hold the course in Spanish. The participants attending the first two courses come from 4 different neighbourhoods of Barranquilla: #LaPaz #JuanMina #Lipaya #VillasdeSanPablo #Gardenias.

The trainings are taking place in the framework of the project GenerACTOR – Urban Community Gardens for good governance, active citizenship and participation, co-funded by the European Commission and led by a consortium formed by: ANCI Lazio (IT), Replay Network aps (IT), Risorse per Roma spa (IT), Alcaldía Distrital de Barranquilla (CO), Siembra Barranquilla (CO).

GenerACTOR Gardeniser_official #horticulture #urbanagriculture #urbangardens #communitygardens


The 2nd webinar under GenerACTOR project, scheduled for October 31st, 2022.
Key themes will be:

  • Food insecurity (with the special participation of dr. Giulio Barocco, Expert for the integration and joint management of food safety and nutrition at the Public Health Agency of Trieste (ASU GI)
  • The role of local action groups
  • Smart specialization to build sustainable and inclusive growth.

Here below the link for registration, open to all people interested
Registration link

31 Octubre_WEBINAR-GenerACTOR


Call for Participants “Gardeners Courses on Horticulture” for GenerACTOR Project in Barranquilla (Colombia)


In the framework of the project GenerACTOR – Community gardens as a GenerACTOR for good governance, active citizenship and participation”, co-funded by the European Union, the association REPLAY NETWORK aps based in Rome (Italy), on behalf of the project consortium, opened the call for citizens who will participate in the first “Gardeners’ Trainings” placed in Barranquilla starting in November 2022. The application deadline is the 27th of October 2022

Parameters of the Project Gardeners´ Trainings
The courses are part of component 1 of the GenerACTOR Project, which deals with capacity building and training in community gardens within the framework of the GenerACTOR transnational cooperation project, co-funded by the European Union. This component is coordinated by the Italian social promotion association REPLAY NETWORK aps based in Rome, on behalf of the project consortium, and is being carried out entirely in Barranquilla (Colombia) and in Spanish.

The call is open for the first 4 training modules :

  • Garden space design and planning
  • The soil cycle, its feeding and regeneration (microorganisms, minerals and organic matter)
  • Organic fertilizers, composting and paca digestora silva
  • Water harvesting, irrigation system and solar exposure (water budget and micro-harvesting of water by plants)

The courses are free of charge for participants and are being held by Colombian trainers in Spanish language. 

The participants can apply to attend one or more training courses, aimed at a maximum of 20
citizens of the municipality of Barranquilla (Colombia) interested in learning or deepening their knowledge of horticultural techniques.

Each course has a duration of 2 days each (16 hours), and the participant must commit to participate in the two full days.

The first Gardeners´ Training will take place in in Barranquilla (Colombia) during the period between 4th November and 4th December 2022 for different dates in this range.

More information and how to apply
https://forms.gle/EV6F3c5KJFHvTLbD6

To receive more detailed information and how to apply please write to generactor@replaynet.eu


The 2nd webinar under GenerACTOR project, scheduled for October 31st, 2022.
Key themes will be:

  • Food insecurity (with the special participation of dr. Giulio Barocco, Expert for the integration and joint management of food safety and nutrition at the Public Health Agency of Trieste (ASU GI)
  • The role of local action groups
  • Smart specialization to build sustainable and inclusive growth.

Here below the link for registration, open to all people interested
Registration link


Call for trainers in Horticulture for GenerACTOR Project in Barranquilla (Colombia)

In the framework of the project GenerACTOR – Community gardens as a GenerACTOR for good governance, active citizenship and participation, supported by the European programme EuropeAid, the association REPLAY NETWORK aps based in Rome, on behalf of the project consortium, is looking for trainers who will be part of a team that will implement the “Gardeners’ Trainings” placed in Barranquilla (Colombia). The application deadline is the 30th of September, 2022.

ESPANOL – Convocatoria para formadores

ENGLISH – Call for TRAINERS


August 23-26, 2022 – GenerACTOR dissemination activity through Pistes-Solidaires, which will present the Gardeniser professional figure in the context of the 6th World Forum of Sustainable Cities ‘Agenda 2030’.

Venue: Paris (FR)

Link: 6th World Forum of Sustainable Cities ‘Agenda 2030

More information: GenerACTOR Blog – article


July 26th, 2022 – 1st GenerACTOR Webinar “The Strategic Role of the Urban Local Group”


July 14, 2022The 1st  Urban Local Group established in Barranquilla.


June 27th, 2022 – KoM focused on Technical aspects


June 10th, 2022 – KoM focused on Financial aspects



April 1st, 2022 – Dissemination event.

GenerACTOR presented for a “Transdisciplinary Dialogue: Climate Change” with the students from our two partner universities, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Hobart & William Smith Colleges.

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