Through the Department of Agroecology the City Council of La Zubia will increase the number of municipal organic garden sites in the first month of 2022. This will allow residents to grow their own vegetables and fruits for no cost. Puri Lopez, the mayor of Zubia and Francisco Camara, the Councilor for Agroecology announced this during a visit at the municipal gardens.
Five orchards are currently owned by the City Council. They are located on Camino de Gojar (the Canada de los Priscos), next to Alhsur Shopping Center and on Cuesta Corvales. "This initiative, which has been offered for four years, is very successful in our municipality. The orchards are used by approximately 80 families," says the Agroecology councilor.
Camara points out, "There are not just private users in the ecological gardens at La Zubia, but also different groups using them, such as schoolchildren and people with disabilities."
To request one of these gardens completely free, you must make a general request at the Town Hall Registry. There is even a waitinglist to be allowed to use these municipal lands. La Zubia's mayor recalls that the municipality offers its residents the chance to grow their vegetables on municipal land.