A garden and city festival, a chance to discover the agro-urban universe of our cities.
Nearly 100 urban community gardens have sprung up in Madrid to take root in our city’s soil. The Humus Revolution is a reality. Those gardens flourish in vacant lots and green zones, between apartment blocks, in tree wells on the street, on building rooftops, at health centres and schools.
Urban gardens are spaces where people can experiment, learn and come together, and we want you to discover them through activities that link nature with culture and art.
This year, the festival’s sixth edition features a sound workshop for sharing untold stories amid verdant patches; an experience to draw closer to the seeming stillness and invisibility of plants; a treasure hunt to look for green shoots across the city; a race, in the unhurried spirit of slow-food culture, to find three types of gardens in southern Madrid; and a star-studded finale, the awards ceremony for the Humus Film Fest finalists: an evening under the open sky, among nightshades and umbellifers, to enjoy an array of shorts that will take us from rolling laughter to pensive reflection.
Coordinated by: Alberto Peralta. A self-defined “hard-line hedonist”, Peralta is a founding member of Rehdmad (Madrid network of urban community gardens) and the Ciudad Huerto collective. He admits that projects which blend art, culture, community and nature, like the Humus Revolution festival, are capable of making him an early riser.