Give a look at a nice alternative map of Rome!

Soon in Rome we will have a complete and nice map of local fruit trees!

Italy is one of the lucky countries with Mediterranean climate. For this reason our fruit grows abundantly everywhere. Even along the streets of our cities there are orchards that in our hasty life style we notice only when we get our shoes dirty by the trod ripe fruits fallen to the ground.

We can now be smarter and avoid such a waste; indeed this is wealth that could be distributed to those who need it and could also help save on costs of cleaning streets! This is what inspired the "Collettivo Frutta Urbana" to start in Rome the project "Urban fruit" that is the first Italian project to map, collect and distribute fruits which grow in public parks and and in the gardens of the city.

Do you know the characteristics of urban fruits?

  • They are not chemically treated with fertilizers and pesticides;
  • there are not treatments after harvesting for maturation and storage;
  • a fruit directly collected is more tasty and flavorful;
  • it contains a greater amount of vitamins and nutrients than those coming from remote places, harvested unripe and stored in huge refrigerators. Just rinse and eat it.

If you want to know more about this projet give a look to www.fruttaurbana.org. Here you can see the map showing you, for example, that there is a medlar in Via Marco Aurelio and a cherry tree in Via Luciano Manara!

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