The local department of parks and gardens has signed an agreement with La Caixa Foundation aimed at expanding the network of graden allotments in the city. The accord follws the recent assignment of the last 30 available plots in Cam de Torre Melina in the Les Corts district. Barcelona currently has eight urban garden allotments comprising 207 plots distributed across the city in the districts of Grcia, Sant Andreu, Horta-Guinard, Sant Mart, Sants-Montjuc, Ciutat Vella and Les Corts. Plots are awarded to pensioners aged 65 or over and in good health and who are resident in the district. Gardening methods are strictly organic, with use of all chemical products banned. Under the expansion agreement, four allotments where alternative cultivation methods are to be practised will be set aside for school visits.
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