Current projects

We are currently developping different initiatives around sustainable food production, education and access in the Brussels Capital Region.

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There are many initiatives Europe-wide that aim to support sustainable cities. Creating space to grow food within cities raises important sustainable development issues such as landscaping, recycling, food access, diet improvements, the filtration of aerial pollutants and the creation of habitats that favour biodiversity.

However, projects that target alternative uses of urban spaces for agriculture are multiplying but still seem underdeveloped.

Considering the stakes of urban agriculture, we have analysed existing urban fruit and vegetable production -i.e. public and often community managed allotments in the Brussels Capital Region (RBC).

The objective was to make an inventory of those vegetable gardens and to analyse both their capacity to contribute to sustainable development and the bottlenecks that their development was encountering.

For tackling the issues highlighted by the analysis, Eco Innovation developed the concept of “mixed potagers” in which professional and lay gardeners work together.