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Rome’s Urban Gardens Continue to Grow

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The Rome Sustainable Food Project garden at the American Academy in Rome.

Rome isn’t all paved piazzas and cobblestoned streets. The city is unbelievably green (and even more so due to a rainy winter and spring). Aside from its hundreds of parks, Rome now counts 150 urban gardens, a 50% increase since last year. Check out Zappata Romana’s map for a survey of these fertile gardens (both legally sanctioned and unofficially established) and visit their website (Italian and English) for info about how to get involved.

2017-02-17T15:16:44+00:00 June 21st, 2013|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Rome & Lazio|5 Comments


  1. Sarah May (@AntiquaTours) June 23, 2013 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Not only is gardening a relaxing hobby, producing one’s own food is one of the best feelings. Being able to share that food is even better. With food prices constantly rising, I applaude anyone involved in these measures. In San Diego it is illegaal to grow food in your front yard. You can’t replace ytour lawn with food plants!

  2. Kat - Zero the One June 25, 2013 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    This is great news! So friggen happy! I was sure it was already going on but didn’t know if there was an actual network/ or map that linked everyone together. Do you know of existing organic produce delivery? I wish I could grow something but a rooftop that’s not even ours in pigneto, hmm..

  3. Kat - Zero the One June 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    YEAHH! thanks Katie. you are tops.

  4. T June 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    I just spent several weeks at the American Academy. If you can get an invite to one of their lunches or dinners, run by the Rome Sustainable Food Project, do! The dishes are incredible.

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