The city of Mechelen in Belgium will be turned into an “edible city”, which means that its green spaces will be used to grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs that can be harvested for free.
According to the idea of the City Hall, the “edible” space will allow many people to join the healthy diet and get a new experience of harvesting in the urban environment.
In addition, this project will help to restore the local fauna, as many insects, small mammals, and birds will be able to find a home and food among the plants.
Mechelen is not the only “edible city”. It has become part of the EU-supported Food Cities Network, including Berlin, Rotterdam, and Oslo.