10.09.2020

Tallinn supports the development of eight community gardens

Tallinn is planning to give parts of properties for establishment and development of community gardens.

Debuty Mayor of Tallinn, Eha Võrk said that since 2018 Tallinn has supported urban agriculture, including development of community gardens, whose purpose is to encourage a local community and sustainable way of life, to promote physical and mental well-being and to improve the aesthetic view and land use of the area. It is important to the city of Tallinn to contribute as a societal initiative to develop a diverse and well-organized public area and to increase cooperation between urban residents of different ages, language and social abilities for environmental awareness, environmentally sustainable living, non-formal environmental education and environmental protection, said Võrk and added that Tallinn is a green city and therefore it’s natural that the city is supporting urban gardening.

Tallinn is planning to give parts of immovable properties for free for the establishment and development of new community gardens:

Aafrika garden is located in the municipally owned Püssirohu tn 5 and in the privately owned Püssirohu tn 3 immovables. The area will be given to non-profit association, Juhkentali Selts, indefinitely and for free, with the aim to improve the living environment of one's home area by involving the local residents and a civic initiative of Juhkentali and Keldrimäe settlements.

Mustamäe garden is located in Ehitajate tee 82 immovable, in the same area as Mustamäe Youth and Day Centre. The area will be given to non-profit association  Ökoteaduslikkuse Klubi, indefinitely and for free, with the aim to involve Mustamäe residents to improve their home area and to increase their environmental awareness.

Pae garden is located in Pae tn 19 immovable, close to the Pae park. The area will be given to non-profit association Lasnaidee, indefinitely and for free, with the aim to value Lasnamäe as a pleasant living environment, that has its own values that every Lasnamäe resident appreciate and love.

Priisle garden is located in Läänemere tee 42 immovable, as a part of new Priisle park. The area will be given to non-profit association Lasnaidee, indefinitely and for free, with the aim to value Lasnamäe as a pleasant living environment, that has its own values that every Lasnamäe resident appreciate and love.

Pelgu garden is located in Kolde pst 92 immovable, in the are of intended Putukaväil. The area will be given to non-profit associaton Pelguaed, indefinitely and for free, with the aim to establish and develop Pelguaed and to involve the residents of Pelgulinna and the whole of North Tallinn as a civic initiative in the urban gardening.

Pirita garden is located in Padriku tee T16 immovable next to Padriku kindergarden. The area will be given to non-profit association Pirita Linnaaed, indefinitely and for free, with the aim to improve the living environment of Pirita by involving the residents and civic initiative of Pirita.

Kollase tn garden is located in Kollane tn, Laulupeo tn T3 and  Rudolf Tobiase tn immovable. The area will be given to non-profit association Kadrioru Selts, indefinitely and for free, with the aim to improve  the community life of Kadriorg settlement, which includes the establishment and maintenance of a community garden on Kollane tn.

Ameerika garden is located in Koidu tn 80 and Videviku tn 36 immovable. The area will be given to non-profit association Ameerika Aed, for free until October 2021. , with the aim to establish and develop Ameerika garden and to involve the residents of Uus-Maailm.

With the eight new community gardens, Tallinn will now have 13 community gardens in total, where we have more than 500 gardeners.

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