11 Oct '16, 6pm

Paris Becomes One of the Most Garden-Friendly Cities in the World via @EcoWatch

Paris Becomes One of the Most Garden-Friendly Cities in the World via @EcoWatch

Earlier this summer, Paris quietly passed a new law encouraging residents to help green the City of Light by planting their own urban gardens. The new urban garden program is designed to help beautify and increase green space and biodiversity in the French city. The City of Paris Although the measure was adopted on July 1, the news has only recently made headlines in France and on U.S. sites such as Inhabitat and Condé Nast Traveler . The initiative, "permis de végétaliser" (or "license to vegetate"), is part of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo's 2020 target of adding 100 hectares (247 acres) of vegetation on the city's walls and roofs, with a third dedicated to urban agriculture. To encourage citizens to become "gardeners of the Parisian public space," any resident can now apply for a renewable three-year permit to start their own urban garden project. Participants can green the ...

Full article: http://www.ecowatch.com/paris-urban-gardening-2039785049....

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