Green Terrace – Sustainable urban Agriculture and Composting in Usme, Bogota Colombia
Description of the Project
The Green Terrace project is being developed in the locality of Usme, Bogotá, Colombia. The Green Terrace offers spaces for communities to strengthen their capacities under the principle of learning-by-doing to properly separate waste in their homes, transform organic waste into fertilizers, and implement community and family urban gardens. The Green Terrace – Colombia is a sustainable and impact-driven project that not only contributes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by avoiding organic waste disposal in landfills, but also promotes food security through organic gardens, and strengthens social cohesion in communities.
Children learn in practical courses how to raise herbs and how to cultivate the family garden. Credits: Canedo (2022)
Location & Country: Bogota, Colombia
Project Period: 2021 -2024
|Thematic Focus: Waste Management|
Name of Staff involved and functions performed:
Dr. Sandra Mendez Fajardo. Coordinator. Expert in Solid Waste Management
Achievements in 2022:
1,183 people have new access to solid waste services (69% women, 31% men).
472 people have learned good practices on SWM and urban gardening (65% women, 35% men).
560 people have improved access to healthy food (67% women, 33% men).
- Parish of San Marcelino Champagnat, Usme, Bogota
- Social Programme Prosofi, Javeriana University, Bogota
- Comabaquinta Association, Bogota
- Hermanas Apostolinas