Located in Rua 2, in the heart of the favela Rocinha ( Rio De Janeiro), the Volunteer Green House is the newest renovation project of the NGO founded by Barbara Olivi.
The Green House is one of the three projects that CONI sponsored in the “ Cidade Maravilhosa” (Rio De Janeiro) as an example of social commitment to the Greengold Giant, the host country of the 2016 Olympics.
It’s an example of responsible and innovative architecture, energetically sustainable, found nowhere else in the favela.
Volunteer Green House’s spearhead is the urban veggie garden built on the terrace, based on the same concept of the little garden project at the kindergarten “ Saci Sabe Tudo”, inside the project Kitchen to Garden started by “Il Sorriso dei miei Bimbi”.
It’s another powerful tool for connecting the children and young people of Rocinha with the roots and origins of food through sowing, composting and caring for the soil. They’ll learn the basics of environmental education and to explore issues while taking care of their own territory.
The botanical projects went on until the end of 2017. Now it is still active as the Volunteer House.