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Environment and sustainability, Community development

Smart bed

Starter kit for organic farming


Who is behind this?

Mihaela Taneva

Povey Foundation



Idea pitch

The project aims to introduce organic farming in the daily lives of families in
disadvantaged, thus affecting their eating habits and culture. The project directly affects the nutrition of this families their state of health. Main issues - nutrition, healthcare and education.

Where will your project idea take place?

The project will be implemented on the territory of Gorna Malina municipality, Bulgaria.

What is the specific societal challenge faced by this region?

Our project is aimed at families with low social status, low income, lack of work qualifications.

Who are you doing it for?

Main target group - gypsy families, but not necessarily!

How do you plan to get there?

The project includes the provision of starter kits for organic farming to families
disadvantaged structures. The kit includes a practical guide to organic farming, sowing material /seeds/, matrices /templates for growing crops in guilds/ and a composter for bio-utilization of the waste obtained during the cultivation and post-processing for crop consumption.
The project also envisages the export of lectures on organic farming of the beneficiaries, as well as control visits with view of tracking progress in the application of communicated knowledge and skills.

What are the expected results?

The main effect of the project implementation will be overcoming the dependence of disadvantaged family structures to those offered by the social assistance system. Own production of much of the food for direct consumption will ease the family budget, thus reflecting on the economic stability of the beneficiary families.
Working in the farm garden has a proven therapeutic effect, affecting nervous system and senses.
The project aims to create a conscious attitude towards the environment and the quality of the food consumed.
In the long run, the Smart Bed Project can prepare families for networking from family gardens to help each other and thus cope with their poverty.

How does your idea strengthen active citizenship at a local and community level?

The project offers proactive help through the acquisition of sustainable and practical knowledge of organic farming.

Why is this idea important to you?

Abundant, quality production of fresh vegetables for families in need.
Acquisition of specific knowledge and skills for life.
Promoting alternative agriculture.
Helping nature by reducing chemical agricalture.

€ 30000,-

Total budget

€ 30000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

Major expenses

Administrative - 5000
Materials/equipment - 10000
Project activities - 7000
Publicity - 3000
Others - 5000

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

We will welcoming any help.



Idea created on May 25, 2020
Last edit on May 25, 2020

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