In 2017, the city of Iglesias witnessed the birth of its second Trevessu-branded urban garden, located on the outskirts of the city, in the hills of the Col Di Lana neighborhood. This project, which emerged following the success of the first Trevessu garden, represented a significant step towards integrating urban agriculture into the daily life of the community. Responding to the enthusiasm of citizens for the first project, the city council approved a new regulation for the creation of urban gardens, reflecting a growing interest in sustainable agriculture and local food production.
The new garden, located on Via Barbagia, was strategically chosen for its proximity to the residence of one of the associates and in a densely populated area. This choice facilitated the management and monitoring of the garden, allowing for the installation of an automatic irrigation system and ensuring more accurate control of the cultivation cycle. Moreover, the closeness to the population made the garden more accessible and encouraged greater participation from the local community.
The Via Barbagia garden quickly became a central part of the community, serving as a place for meeting and cultural exchange. It became particularly popular among the elderly, providing them a space for socializing and sharing their knowledge. This intergenerational aspect of the garden strengthened the bond between different generations, with the elderly imparting their agricultural skills to the younger ones, thereby promoting the preservation of traditional techniques and environmental awareness.
The success of the Via Barbagia garden demonstrated the importance of urban green spaces and their ability to enhance the quality of life in cities. Not only did it provide fresh and local food, but it also offered an opportunity for learning and connecting with nature, reaffirming the value of urban agriculture as a tool for building stronger and more sustainable communities. The realization of this project marked a significant moment in the history of Iglesias, highlighting the potential of urban gardens as catalysts for social and environmental change.