Garden of Encounter Traiskirchen

Collective gardening, crafting, socialising & knowledge exchange, textile design without borders.

2,000 Euro Prize

winner 14
Year:
2019
Country/Region:
Lower Austria
Sector:
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
Website:
www.gartenderbegegnung.com
Votes in total: 49

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.