The Romanian collective ‘Cultivă Orașul’ (Cultivate the city), sees both problems worsening in their own city, Cluj-Napoca, because small-scale, local agricultural grounds within the city borders change into real estate with a profit motive. Because of this, the access to locally grown, healthy food, decreases, as well as the livability of the city because parks and city gardens disappear.
By teaming up with the international collective ‘Reclaim the Fields’, Cultivă Orașul can organize direct actions on a local level, with international solidarity, to protect the last remaining city gardens in their city. They’re asking attention to the lack of ecological agriculture in the city because of the increasing interestest of the real estate market, and show the importance of anti-capitalist action and the right to food sovereignty.
With the help of Het Actiefonds, Cultivă Orașul organizes the Reclaim the Fields European Assembly, a multi-day event with workshops, discussions, two guerilla gardening actions, a skill exchange, seed-exchange, and a public demonstration.