In all parts of the world, we can find some crucial problems or situations that we should be solving together. In some parts of the world it's poverty, lack of water or education.
One of the problems in the country called the heart of the Europe, where I live and work is an aging population.
Often lonely people who are without families and relatives that have almost zero social contact.
In Karlovy Vary, a small spa city in Western Bohemia, a unique project of a senior community garden was launched at the beginning of 2021. The aim of this project is not only to give space to seniors to grow something, but also to create an opportunity for mutual knowledge and making new friendships. It's a great idea that I think should continue to evolve into other cities and countries.
In order to support this project, we did not hesitate and connected with them. Now we use their seasonal ingredients, which we further process in various forms, such as cordials, fruit wines or garnishes. By this we try to support not only the garden, locality, but also themselves, so that they have better motivation to engage in the gardening.
The ingredients are used by local as well as Prague bars.
By doing this, we are trying to raise awareness of the project, thanks to which we will hopefully be able to expand the capacity of the garden in the future and help implement this amazing project in other cities. The goal is to involve as many bars and restaurants as possible across the country.