Pelgu Community Garden
Those interested in urban horticulture have already established the Pelgu community garden, where food plants and flowers are grown. Community gardening is an educational and sustainable leisure activity that is gaining popularity in cities around the world. Flowers, edible plants and fruit trees help to balance the artificiality of the 'concrete jungle', support the area's biodiversity and foster meaningful social relations.
More information about Pelguaed can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pelguaed.
Pelguaed. Photo: Arnis Tarassu
We are planning to pilot allotment gardens as part of the Pollinator Highway project in Tallinn. Allotment gardening is a new concept for Tallinn. According to the concept, citizens of Tallinn who lack personal gardens can rent a garden plot of approx. 50-100 m2 for a symbolic sum of rent to grow edible plants for personal consumption. Compared to the already functioning community gardens, allotment gardens can produce significantly larger amounts of food for one household.
Allotment Gardens will offer Tallinners a number of benefits: for example, opportunities to spend their free time in an active way, opportunities for self-fulfilment and access to fresh and healthy food. Horticulture improves people's mental and physical health and promotes a sustainable way of life. Lush and species-rich gardens also support the biodiversity of urban nature, they diversify public spaces and promote environmental education.
The primary target groups of allotment gardens are families with children, the elderly and the economically disadvantaged Tallinners, who do not own a provate garden. In a broader sense, all Tallinners are welcome to participate.
The concept of allotment gardens is in development.
If you wish to rent an allotment garden plot in Tallinn in the future, please contact us!