Garden of Encounter Traiskirchen
Collective gardening, crafting, socialising & knowledge exchange, textile design without borders.
2,000 Euro Prize
- Lower Austria
- Civil Society/Social Economy
- Fields of action:
- Work / Unemployment / Professional qualification
- Adult education / Awareness raising
- Migration / Interculturality / Ethnicity
- Age of the target group:
- all age groups
- Gender of the target group:
- all genders
- Project owner:
- Verein Garten der Begegnung
- Responsible person:
- Günther Herzog
What is it about?
Social agriculture & intercultural crafting project for people with or without flight background. Learning from each other while working in our organic garden and in our sewing workshop. Supporting local environmental and social projects, assisting asylum seekers in Austria to enable inclusion after granted asylum. Networking in the fields of organic agriculture, migration and integration.
Appreciation of the Jury
Integration through collaborative action: sowing, planting, harvesting, cooking, eating, building, sewing, discussing, learning, helping, trying out, explaining, making progress, integrating. Many pay a visit, again and again. Some take over a tree sponsorship. And something new is always added. An innovative process. School classes learn, for example, in the “vegetable field demo”. The collaboration in the project is a “rope to hold on to”, says a displaced person, “I see how the people live here”. The focus is on respectful curiosity and meaningful employment. That is good for everyone. Since idleness paralyses. Not just the asylum seekers.