Hortas e Jardins na Calçada

Los Angeles/ Hollywood

Los Angeles/ Hollywood

Já pensou em poder fazer uma horta em espaços públicos? Em Los Angeles isso é possível.  A cidade liberou suas calçadas para que os moradores da cidade possam plantar pequenas Hortas e Jardins.

Em vigor desde o começo de 2016, a nova medida exige autorização apenas para o plantio de árvores frutíferas, uma vez que seu crescimento pode comprometer as calçadas e a visibilidade de placas e faróis. No mais, vale tudo: exceto vender as plantas e alimentos cultivados no espaço público.

A medida foi comemorada pelos defensores do movimento de agricultura urbana, encabeçado na cidade por Ron Finley. Morador da periferia de Los Angeles, ele foi o primeiro a levantar a bandeira da causa: a fim de se alimentar melhor, plantou uma horta no gramado perto de casa e, em seguida, indignou-se com a multa cobrada pela prefeitura por usar o espaço público sem permissão. Desde então, nunca mais sossegou. Fundou o The Ron Finley Project e já angariou milhares de adeptos da causa pelo mundo afora.

Além de garantir alimentos mais frescos e saudáveis à população, a medida deve esverdear a cidade, deixar o ar mais puro, contribuir para que animais, como pássaros, retornem ao local e ainda aproximar as pessoas da comunidade.

Será que no Brasil um dia poderemos fazer o mesmo? Vamos aguardar para saber se isso será possível um dia.


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