Can Masdeu community gardens

The community gardens of Can Masdeu (CMD) are located on the footsteps of Corserolla Natural Park, the low mountain range surrounding Barcelona. These are managed by a mixed group of elderly people living in the local neighbourhood and the residents of CMD. The implications of CMD go beyond their physical existence and mode of operation. Resource wise, this implies living within nature’s limits – using dry toilets, recycling materials, producing more than 30% of fruit and vegetables annually consumed, harvesting water and treatment of grey waters, using principles of ecological building among many other practices. Lifestyle-wise, this implies finding the right balance between living and working, between contributing to social struggles (by the provision of free space, for example) but also caring for the sustainability of personal lives (caring for one’s relationships and body-health). 

Mission/objectives: 
Community regeneration; improve local environment; developing a self-sufficient community
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City/Region: 
Barcelona
Start/end year: 
2001
Members (number): 
30