The Town Hall of mijas has delivered this Friday five urban gardens for pensioners and retirees from the municipality, being some land that is located in phases I, III and IV of the lagoon nucleus, currently having 200 plots to promote active aging, as reported by the mayor, Josele González.
The councilor recalled that the project “is essential within the Senior Citizens area, it is very nice to see the community that is created between them and how those who have more experience working the land help the newer people”.
González has valued how “in this last term we have achieved a transparent rotation and the people who are on the waiting list know how it works and how the orchards are awarded, something that did not happen before,” he declared.
mijas currently has 200 plots of urban gardens distributed between La Cala and Las Lagunas, open-air spaces where the elderly in the town can enhance their active ageing.
For her part, the Councilor for the Third Age of Mijas, Tamara Vera, has pointed out that the initiative of urban gardens supposes “a form of work that active ageing”, where “in an outdoor space, our elders favor their coexistence and camaraderie”.
The mayor has highlighted that “in recent years we have been developing different improvements in these spaces, from the common areas that have a very positive impact on the aesthetics of the orchards, to the creation of shadows so that the beneficiaries They may have rest areas or the installation of bathrooms”.
In exchange, the beneficiaries of the urban gardens commit to the exclusive planting of plants, flowers, vegetables, fruits and vegetables and to keep the plot clean and devoid of branches and brush. They will not be able to store belongings or materials either on the plot or in the common areas, nor will they be able to install booths or place cloth, metal mesh, iron sheaves or any other material, among other restrictions.