The Melita Foundation is funding the Giving Garden Project, an urban community garden for the use of individuals or families to grow their own fruits, vegetables and other plants.
Through the Giving Garden Project, urban gardening and nature therapy initiative, Friends of the Earth aims to improve the local environment by promoting the significance of gardens in urban areas, particularly within residential zones. Friends of the Earth’s long-term goal is to create a network of community gardens as shared spaces, spread across the country, that are easily accessible by public transport, where the wider community can enjoy nature.
The Giving Garden is an urban community garden where people come together and learn to grow their own crops and herbs. This is a new way to unite members of the community. This initiative helps to develop a sense of ownership and belonging for all volunteers and positively contribute to the therapeutic needs of these Maltese communities. It also promotes the importance and relevance of fresh and healthy local food. It highlights the importance of pollinators as keystone species. The Giving Garden is also designed to have an educational reach beyond the core community, with spill over to the public, who will also be empowered to set up similar gardens in their local communities.