An Institute for Conscious Agriculture is Established in İzmir

An Institute for Conscious Agriculture is Established in İzmir

Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is establishing a training and research institute in order to inform citizens about the drought that may occur in the future due to climate change and to explain the correct methods in agriculture. There will be application greenhouses in the institute, which will be located on an area of ​​15 thousand square meters, within Sasalı Wildlife Park
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is establishing a training and research institute in order to inform citizens about the drought that may occur in the future due to climate change and to explain the correct methods in agriculture. There will be application greenhouses in the institute, which will be located on an area of ​​15 thousand square meters, within Sasalı Wildlife Park.

The construction process has started in the “Nature Based Solutions” project prepared by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality within the scope of the “HORIZON 2020” program of the EU to inform the public about the climate crisis and received 2 million 300 thousand Euros from the European Union. Within the scope of the project, which includes the region from Karşıyaka city center to Çamaltı Saltworks, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, which is about to complete green roof construction works in Sasalı Wildlife Park and Vilayetler Evi car parks, is now one of the most important rings of the project. He also went on to tender for the construction of Sasalı Climate Sensitive Agricultural Education and Research Institute.

Completed in Nine Months

16 companies participated in the tender. After the evaluation phase, the work will be started after the contract with the contracting firm will be delivered. The institute will be completed in nine months. In the eastern part of İzmir Wildlife Park, there will be a training hall, laboratory and library to inform citizens and children in the “Sasalı Climate Sensitive Agriculture Education   Outside the building, application greenhouses will be installed, showing the effects of climate change on agriculture. In the following years, because of the drought, agriculture will not be possible in open areas, and in the closed areas formed with greenhouses, sample applications will be made. Before visiting the greenhouses, students and citizens will be told about the effects of climate change. There will also be 10 insect houses for bees and insects that will allow them to rest during long flights

Alternative Agriculture Examples in Three Greenhouses

Citizens will be visually informed about the measures to be taken against drought in 2080 in three greenhouses spread over an area of ​​1000 square meters, where drought, soilless and vertical farming practices are explained. Visitors to the vertical agricultural greenhouse will see the products grown in water on the shelves in a row and take samples for their greenhouses. There will be a training path (Bio-Boulevard) with 550 meters long “Nature Based Solutions” in the institute’s garden where there will be open agricultural areas. Along the Bio-Boulevard road, there will be water ditches that support the mixing of rainwater into groundwater and control the flood-flood risk. On the training route, there will be information boards that explain the implementations within the scope of the project.

Two Natural Methods in Open Agricultural Field

Those who visit the institute will learn about backstroke farming in open agriculture. In order to remove the roots of the plants from the salt, there will be trees grown with a membrane system in 150 cm high bumps. In a part of the open agricultural field, the product will be grown with the smart soil application that reduces the carbon emission produced in the biochar production facility and makes the soil fertile.

Environmental projects with a pioneering role Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey between local governments, with awards also proves the success in this field worldwide. Metropolitan Municipality, last June He won four major awards in his “ISBS2019 Sustainability Award – Best Sustainable Applications Competition” with his four projects. According to the evaluation made by the jury of city experts from Ankara University, Gazi University, Texas Tech University, Texas A&M Commerce University, American Institute of Architects and the US Green Buildings Council, the project “Strengthening the Relationship between İzmirdeniz and Izmir with the Sea” in the field of “Sustainable City” Valley “project” Sustainable Environment “project,” Gürçeşme Nature Discovery Park and Intergenerational Interaction Center “project” Sustainable Social Responsibility “field,” Sasalı Climate Sensitive Agriculture Education and Research Institute “won the first place in the category of” Sustainable Agriculture “. The awards were held in the United States on July 19.

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