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The Regional Assembly of the Red Cross in Molina de Segura receives the vegetables collected at the La Huerto Leisure Garden (11/09/2019)

The act of delivery of horticultural products collected in the Huerto de Mcio de Segura Leisure Garden to the Regional Assembly of the Red Cross in the town, promoted by the Molinense City Council, in collaboration with members of the Association of Volunteers For and For Seniors and The IMAS Senior Social Center has taken place today Wednesday, September 11.

The First Deputy Mayor and Councilor for Social Welfare, Ángel Navarro García, the President of the IMAS Senior Center, Agustín Isaac López Bermúdez, the President of the Association for Active and Healthy Aging, Juan Aguilar Gil, and the President of the Spanish Red Cross, Molina-Vega Media Regional Assembly, María José Almagro García.

The new urban garden, launched last spring, is nestled in the garden areas next to the old train station of Molina de Segura, following the Greenway as it passes through the Avenida de la Industria.

In summer 2018, through the Participatory Budgets, and with the technical assistance of the Department of Environment, landscaping began on this green artery.

The main objective of these was the creation of shadow in the passage of this cycle path.

Following these works, the area has become a passageway for citizens on their daily walks, and a meeting point for the group of seniors, especially petanque fans, since during the past year the number of tracks of this sport modality.

This group of elders sent to the Department of Environment the request for an urban garden integrated in said garden area, which would serve them for their activities of healthy active aging.

The technical services of the Department of Environment designed and executed an urban garden with an extension of a quarter of tahulla (280 m² approx.) Of arable area, plus many others between residential and storage areas.

The installation of the Department of the Environment has been framed in the Volunteer project By and for the Elderly, which is carried out by the Department of Social Welfare together with the Association for Active and Healthy Aging of Molina de Segura.

With this project it is intended that the city recovers its Huerta spirit by planting local varieties of vegetables, in an ecological way, and recovering a disused space in the town center.

This area, of abundant passage of people, now serves as an example for citizens, disseminating the values ​​of traditional and organic agriculture, especially before the schools that visit it, as well as for the realization of intergenerational experiences that take advantage of the knowledge of our elders and promote their contact with youth, without forgetting the importance of promoting active and healthy aging.

It is a look at past traditional, ecological, family and active past values.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Molina de Segura

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