A practice of leasing urban land to citizens for agricultural production has been put in place in Rijeka for many years already.

The City of Rijeka, in co-operation with the Association for the promotion of family quality “Šarolija“, in the suburban part of the city, implements the project “Green zone”, i.e. the first urban garden in Rijeka. Land is assigned free of charge, vegetable beds are assigned to citizens through a public invitation. One of key preconditions for using individual vegetable beds is the obligation of organic / ecological /biological gardening and the prohibition of synthetic fertilizers and chemical preparations for suppressing weeds, pests etc.

Within the Rijeka urban garden, kindergarten “Dolčić” has been refurbished, conceived in accordance with the permaculture principles with the aim of gathering children and parents in joint activities that promote ecology, sustainable living and healthy nutrition.