The Gardeniser is a key coordinating role working inside the community or urban garden.
The role requires the Gardeniser to have both technical skills, like practical gardening skills, as well as the ability to enable volunteers and staff who work in the garden to be fully included in the work that garden is doing through good communication, mediation, organisation and management skills.
The Gardeniser promotes community/urban gardens in their area by raising awareness of their garden in a community and the outcomes they can deliver for their area such as reducing social isolation, creating volunteering opportunities and enabling people to access fresh fruit and vegetables. They also support good communication between the public sector and the community active in the community garden.
The Gardeniser (Garden Organiser) IS NOT a technician, NOT a landscape designer, NOT an expert, NOT an facilitator, NOT a trainer, NOT a counselor, NOT a friend. IT'S ALL THAT TOGETHER! He knows nothing more than you, but can help you find a solution, even when you need to put together your needs and those of others, especially when they do not coincide. The Gardeniser works the land like you, but the roots to be treated are the internal cohesion and the well-being of the group in the urban garden; the plant to grow is the relationship with the territory with the institutions for a constructive dialogue and the recognition of the urban shared garden as a common good
The Gardeniser is an active role within the urban shared garden, which deals with mediating and supporting the needs of gardeners, as well as ensuring cohesion and interrelation between them and the territory in which the garden is inserted, in all its expressions, institutional and not.