Update: It is with a heavy heart that I share that the city a few months after planting trees destroyed almost the whole green area the particular area along the canal – they put down asphalt and made parking. I would write more but it angers me so, the shortsightedness so I will just leave it at that.
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Everyday walking along the canal my thoughts wander to how beautiful it will be as new plants are added along a green space filled with grass along the canal in my neighborhood. The next thought always how to get funding and get people together to make that happen. Well it is not only my dream, this dream is shared by many and in fact, recently the dream started to become reality through Clujul Prinde Rădăcini!
The primaria sponsored the planting of many trees throughout the city starting on the 26th of March this year – 4 healthy strong trees were planted in the green space shown above. There seems to be a movement toward greening the city – there are hints everywhere and the tree planting program was done through the participation of the citizens here and while not sure of the number of trees – it was posted that there were in fact 10000 baby trees…..if you know romanian you can read the original announcement in the online edition of Clujeanul.
As an ongoing project I have been and will continue to research both funding opportunities and successful projects in other places to model from and support requests to green some public spaces, in particular the one shown above. In the meantime, just going to plant some plants here and there and see what happens.
Happy urban gardening!