For the designers of this garden, it is evident that forests themselves are synonymous with biodiversity and fertility. This project forges a link between the garden, the forest and permaculture.
Permaculture is a series of practices and ways of thinking aimed at creating sustainable and energy-sparing farming methods that are respectful of living beings and their reciprocal relationships. The system of forest gardening is completely at odds with the monoculture method that currently dominates the way we produce food. It involves different layers in which each species is chosen for its numerous uses – edible above all.
Bijaya SILVESTRI and Debora MONDELLA, landscape-architects
Bijaya Silvestri is a young Italian Landscape Architect. She began to acquire his work experiences in parallel with her academic studies at Sapienza University, Rome (IT), including a period of study at Universidade de Évora (PT), co-operating with several Architectural Studies, and taking part to a number of national and international Competitions / Workshops, winning prestigious awards in a number of cases. In the last few years she has had the opportunity to collaborate with international studies of architecture, taking part in projects of the EU and UNESCO, collaborating with different multiethnic teams having different socio-cultural orientations and influences. These experiences have been the driving force for a personal research on the world of international landscape architecture, as well as for building a good network both nationally and internationally. Currently she is working as freelance / self-employed, collaborating with both public administrations and private customers, in different EU countries. In the development of her projects, the main objective is to integrate harmoniously human activities with the natural environment through design and planning.
Debora Mondella was born in 1986 in Italy. She has a degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of the Studies of Rome La Sapienza, in July 2012. During her studies, she worked in an architectural office and collaborated with some public institution. This has increased her knowledge in the field of public administration, in relating to design and urban planning, territorial and environmental. In 2013 she did an internship at the Department of Environmental Protection, a Municipality of Rome, for a project concerning the monitoring and planning of bicycle mobility in Rome. She currently works as a freelancer and collaborates with architects for the design and construction of parks and gardens, public green, environmental rehabilitation of abandoned sites and degraded; restoration and conservation of historic gardens. Debora continues to expand her knowledge by participating in group workshops, seminars, technical training courses, conferences about architecture, landscape and environment.