Abundance of Blessings Healthy Close to Nature
Urban Farmer & Waste Recycling Project:
Working towards more sustainable lifestyles in Guiyang, Guizhou
In partnership with Partnerships for Community Development (PCD), who has been promoting sustainable lifestyle activities in Guiyang since 2008, and the Guizhou International Center for Environmental Protection, NatureWize will begin its Urban Farmer & Waste Recycling Project in April 2013. This project will carry out garbage sorting and community planting activities in Xingfu Jiayuan residential compound in Guiyang while re-building and promoting local values and local spirit through connections with nature and local history. The purpose is to explore sustainable lifestyles that suit the local settings. This project will mainly target the elders, children and youth, and their families (around 200 households and 800 residents).
1. Carry out organic planting in public open space and private porches and utilize kitchen waste for fertilizer in order to trigger residents to reflect on waste, resources, and sustainable practices.
2. Based on the planting and nature experience activities, nurture the attachment between children and youth (and their families) and soil and nature.
3. Together with the community, explore the relationship between local environment and the historical changes in Guiyang. Nurture the sense of local community among the project team and the community leaders.
4. Accumulate and share experiences and methods with other communities to increase interactions among communities and enhance residents’ confidence and pride.