Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for the Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation

Glossary

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Farmama

An initiative supporting the creation of small, individual gardens on root-tops, balconies, etc. in urban environment, with a plan of opening a showroom rooftop farm, where it plans to organize workshops and events, where people could learn necessary information and start their own farm on their rooftops.

http://farmama.weebly.com/ or https://sk-sk.facebook.com/farmama1?ref=stream&hc_location=timeline (only in Slovak)

Related sector

  • A - Agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • L - Real estate activities
  • R - Arts, entertainment and recreation

SI Lead organisation

initiated by it´s founder - Civil society ( Citizens / Individuals / Consumers )

http://farmama.weebly.com/projekt.html

SI Scope

Bratislava, but with an ambition to spread to other regions (Slovakia)

SI Process

Start Date: January 2013 End Date: April 2013

Start Date: May 2013 End Date: Ongoing

Start Date: May 2013 End Date: Ongoing

Start Date: May 2013 End Date: Ongoing

Link to H2020 SI Priorities

  • Climate action by sustainable lifestyle
  • Resource efficient sustainable lifestyles

SI Type

  • Social (incl. behavioural) - An initiative supporting the creation of small, individual gardens on root-tops, balconies, etc. in urban environment - it implies behavioral change in different targeted groups - urban residents (active, environ-conscious lifestyle), urban development planners, architects, developers & investors
  • Marketing - as a non-for-profit initiative, it´s based on combination of viral marketing on social media, and personal dissemination via informal networks, communities, etc.

SI Objectives

  • empower people living in urban environment to grow their own, higher-quality food
  • increase the quality of urban environment
  • more sustainable and conscious consumption of food
  • decentralisation of food resources

SI Origin

Inspired by similar initiatives in other countries.

SI Factors of success

  • Social - Public awareness of the problem of food quality, sustainable lifestyle, quality of urban environment, etc.
  • Spatial / Urban - availability of suitable places for gardens (rooftops, etc.)

Sources

  • Tertiary - One of the finalists of Social Impact Awards 2014 - http://socialimpactaward.sk/project/farmama/ their own website and FB profile: http://farmama.weebly.com/, https://sk-sk.facebook.com/farmama1?ref=stream&hc_location=timeline articles in media: http://www.anomagazin.sk/vydanie/29/?page=8