The publishing house Il Verde Editoriale takes part to the Chelsea Fringe 2016 with the creation of an educational garden at the Elementary School “Luigi Cadorna” in Milan, Italy.
The project started last 27th April 2016 with the preparation of the area, thanks to the contribution of a few sponsors. The gardner Giovanni Mainieri, owner of the company Clorofilla, worked side by side with Dr. Agronomist Roberto Panzeri, event manager for the publishing house, pulling the weeds and cleaning the area for the installation of the boxes where the pupils planted the first shoots. The topsoil – compost was supplied by Consorzio Italiano Compostatori, more specifically the company Tecnogarden Service.
This is just the beginning: the nursery Flora Conservation, specialised in the cultivation of volunteer plants, will provide the children and their families with some plants of Silene vulgaris, while the company Escher will deliver garden tool kits thus allowing the students to look after their gardens. In order to embellish the area, the cooperative Demetra will supply some birdhouses.
The opening ceremony takes place on 27th May 2016 at 3 p.m. in the presence of the teachers, parents and above all the little “gardeners”.