Bergamo Botanic Garden “Lorenzo Rota”
Bergamo Botanic Garden is a municipal institution founded in 1972. It promotes conservation, research, education related to plants as well as social and cultural activities such as exhibitions and conferences. In 2015 it increased its collections with the ‘Valley of Biodiversity’ -a section of the botanic garden 2km away from the historical section of the Upper Town, completely dedicated to food plants. Their mission for BigPicnic is to disseminate knowledge related to food security to change food habits and lifestyles, and to create awareness on food security and biodiversity. They intend to reach new and different types of audiences with their outreach activities, focusing on teenagers, students, garden visitors (in particular home-makers), urban farmers, and urban citizens.