Vegetables and herbs grown in 260mq. This is the "green heart" of Cascina Triulza, produced in partnership with the Region of Umbria. Experience of rapprochement to the land and its values for all visitors to Expo Milano 2015. And there's also a learning app designed for the project.
The gardens will be cultivated for the duration of Expo, alternating the crops according to the seasons. And every weekend, from 6th June to 31st October 2015, students of the University of Perugia, with students of five Agricultural Schools in Umbria, will explain visitors horticultural issues.
The initiative was presented on 9 May at Hall of the Civil Society, with the participation of Ciro Becchetti, Coordinator Scope Agriculture Culture and Tourism of the Region of Umbria, Andrea Sisti, CEO of 3rd Agrifood Technology Park of Umbria, Francesco Tei, Director Department of Agricultural Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia, Marcello Rinaldi, Headmaster Agricultural Institute Iis "A.Ciuffelli" of Todi and Sergio Silvotti, President of Foundation Triulza.
"An experience not only sensory and visual but of true knowledge - says Ciro Becchetti, Coordinator Scope Agriculture Culture and Tourism of the Region of Umbria - Thanks to an app made specifically for this project, the visitor can read the QR code placed on that slip accompanies each plant and gain access to information on the plant".
"Cascina Triulza is a meeting place and we are grateful to the Region of Umbria for allowing us to create vegetable gardens as a palce of gathering of knowledge and reflection on respect for the earth, a fundamental principle for a future truly sustainable - says Sergio Silvotti, President of Foundation Triulza".
All information on the species cultivated in Cascina Triulza are also available on www.hortus-expo2015.org that contains an insight into the history of the gardens.