Creation of a market gardening city, a living, innovative lab to grow the city of tomorrow


28th edition of the Eco Action Trophies


Committed since 2011 to promote the development of urban farming, the city of Romainville is developing an unprecedented project in France: the market gardening city, a vertical eco-designed greenhouse which by the end of 2019 will accommodate a circular substrate market gardening farm, educational workshops, training events and living spaces open to all, while creating integration employment.

The market gardening city, located on a 600-square-metre plot at the heart of the Marcel-Cachin neighbourhood, will be the first “thinking and acting” urban farming lab in France. It aims to gather in a single space various complementary activities organised along 3 axes: a market gardening farm growing vegetables and plants providing a local food supply, an educational centre intended for an amateur or specialized audience, and a living space with meetings, including the organization of events such as conferences, round tables and seminars.

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