Urban agriculture in Greater Buenos Aires

As you may remember, a little over a week ago we published an article about urban gardens in Buenos Aires. Due to the fact that the region itself is very wide, in this article we were only able to comment on some orchards in the City of Buenos Aires, leaving aside those in the suburbs; so, so that you also know them, we show you this article about the urban gardens of Greater Buenos Aires.

Harvest of the ecological garden in the community village «Atrapasueños»

Greater Buenos Aires (GBA) is the generic denomination used to refer to the Argentine megacity that includes the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and its conurbation, without constituting an administrative unit as a whole. The Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires has very distinctive characteristics, since as a whole it is made up of vast residential areas of upper, middle and lower social classes. Greater Buenos Aires became one of the most dynamic and competitive industrial and economic hubs in Argentina and South America. It is made up of two large areas: the city of Buenos Aires itself, and the suburbs of Buenos Aires, whose orchards we are going to talk about below.


  • “Dream Catcher” Community Village: This village has existed since April 2009, thanks to the collaboration of many people who added their good intentions seeking to develop both self-sufficiency techniques and positive social attitudes.
  • “La Minga” Cooperative Community: In the Laprada neighborhood, in the town of Alejandro Korn, the LA MINGA Cooperative Community has been developed since August 2009. In it, a group of families propose a dynamic of life in harmony with nature around different practices: natural construction, food production, the exchange of knowledge through workshops, days of coexistence and research and development of clean and sustainable energy.
  • Neighborhood garden «Manzana 33»: This garden is a laboratory for autonomous neighborhood relations, which began with a community compost, and became a space to meet to improve the neighborhood through a community awareness project, on the environmental impact of the home and the nature feeding.
  • “Viva La Farfalla”: La Farfalla is a place that integrates health, food, movement, and contact with nature. A space where the body, mind and spirit develop in harmony with our environment. They offer courses and workshops. In the ecological garden you learn to sow, harvest, conserve seeds and recognize indigenous medicinal plants, be guided by the moon to learn about natural cycles and exchange knowledge at fairs supporting food sovereignty.
  • Huerta Santa Elena: It belongs to the Santa Rosa group, made up of small family producers who grow vegetables without agrochemicals, make their own seeds, fertilize with organic fertilizers, sow typical local products by varying and rotating crops, controlling pests and diseases with home remedies and natural.
Group of participants from the Santa Elena garden preparing adobe (Source:


  • «Don Torcuato» Community Garden: This is a garden cultivated by Sembrando Caminos, a Non-Profit Civil Association created with the aim of giving an institutional framework to a set of activities that they had been carrying out before: garden and ecological group, plantations of trees, green fairs and other solidarity acts.
  • Huerta “El Ombú”: It is an organic garden located in a Library of the same name and where different horticultural products are sold.
  • Huerta «La Colmena»: A union of people and projects inspired by the social structure of bees that is based on the need for community work. Among its activities is the cultivation of an urban garden to care for and enhance natural resources, claiming that there are different ways of living while preserving nature.
  • Garden of the Plaza de los Inmigrantes: It is an open, community garden, for those who like to come, add and enjoy it in the company of neighbors. It is located in some small spaces that were neglected in the Plaza de los Inmigrantes, in Vicente López.


  • “Rurbana” Community Garden: A garden built in a recovered space where, since 2011, self-management work has been carried out to recover the green space through organic farming.
Community Garden «Rururbana» (Source:
  • Spiral Appropriate practices: People full of energy who develop personal projects independent of conditioning and consumption. They collaborate in the design and implementation of personal and community self-sufficiency projects, optimizing available resources and looking for possible low-cost, high-performance alternatives.
  • Garden «Villa Club»: It was built from the transformation of a garbage dump and in order to gain a green space where neighbors interact, reducing organic waste, generating food and oxygen to improve the atmosphere of the city.
  • «La Llamarada» Self-managed Cultural Center: This is a self-managed group of young entrepreneurs from the Grand Bourg area and surroundings that has created a space to learn, play and grow together through different activities, among which is the cultivation of an organic garden.

So far our article on urban gardens in Greater Buenos Aires; However, as you can imagine, there are many more ecological gardens in the region, so I leave you this link with some more, in case you have known a little!

See you soon Agrohuertistas!

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