130 orchards to unemployed. 130 people discovering a plot to plant, care for, watch plants grow and get vegetables for consumption. Just today, INEA began working with Valladolid unemployed who have joined this initiative of the City of Valladolid.
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A nearby event and almost familiar. Not surprisingly, after ten years of collaboration College of Agricultural Engineering (INEA) -Town Hall of Valladolid this act is more a protocol than a ceremony relaxed meeting. This resource for organic orchards have already enjoyed some 800 people since its inception. Each with a story to share with those who come to the farm of INEA. Today we have added 36 new gardeners over 60 years old to start the 2014 season will occupy as many gardens available to those who have accessed by lot, and provided it is for personal gain. Only in the ecological and charity market, which this year is celebrated on August 29, the products are sold for charity.
An ecological, social and human project. INEA cooperate with the City in the management of new orchards to be established in the city: 200 will be operated by unemployed people and others who are community service. Felix Revilla, SJ, director of INEA, and the mayor of Valladolid, Francisco Javier León de la Riva, presented this project this morning. “Also, with 430 orchards is INEA, the city enjoys an area of urban gardens that do not exist in other cities,” said Felix. “With the special value that the community will be cultivated by people who want to help others.”
Magis is the name of the program promoted by the Society of Jesus and other religious congregations of Ignatian spirituality as a time of WYD preparation. Magis 2011 started with a three-day gathering in Loyola (Guipuzcoa, Spain), birthplace of Saint Ignatius. About 3,000 young people from all over the world gathered there where the conversion of Saint Ignatius took place and now a place of pilgrimage and spiritual renewal.