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First school botanical garden of Mediterranean plants in Split 

December 21, 2021 – A botanical garden of Mediterranean plants will open this Wednesday at the Skalice Elementary School in Split. 

Visitors to the opening can enjoy concerts put on by the students, seeing the decorating of the garden with Christmas decorations, as well as being able buy olive oil from the student cooperative of the Skalice Elementary School.

Since there will be no one at the school over the holidays to water the seedlings, the adoption of seedlings is organised for February. 

The garden is located in the outer part of the Skalice Elementary School and is arranged according to the principles of permaculture design, which is why it is the first such garden in the area of the city of Split.

First school botanical garden of Mediterranean plants in Split 

(Photo: Sunce Association)

The idea for such a garden arose in the absence of green areas, as well as botanical gardens in the city of Split, especially those of the permaculture concept. Namely, the growing process of urbanisation, the accelerated pace of life and rapid technological progress result in carelessness in the use of natural resources. 

It is the construction of a garden of this type that is based on the idea of regenerating and creating a connection between nature and people.

The project is a collaboration between the Sunce Association and the Permaculture Dalmatia Association from Split, which with its specific knowledge taught teachers, students and volunteers about the system of garden design guided by the principles of nature.

First school botanical garden of Mediterranean plants in Split 

(Photo: Sunce Association)

“We see the Skalice Elementary School garden as a step in raising awareness – not only of students, but also of the local community on issues of sustainable development and solidarity, and as an example of good practice for other schools and other institutions in the city of Split and beyond,” the Sunce Association said. 

The school botanical garden of Mediterranean plants is part of a solidarity project funded by the Agency for Mobility and European Union programs within the EU program of the European Solidarity Force.

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