As of today, Sevilla has already 25 educational centers adhered to the municipal program of school gardens
The City Council of Seville, through the Delegation of Education, has approved the largest contract for planting trees and repairing tree trunks in schools that has been carried out, with an amount of 125,000 euros and which will allow the planting this autumn of 376 new trees in 26 schools throughout the city. This contract is in addition to the ones already signed in 2015, 2016 and 2017, so that at the end of this term of office, there will be almost a thousand new trees planted in the schools, which means improvements in the shading of the patios and in environmental education for children.
In the last three years, contracts have been implemented that have allowed the planting of around 500 trees in 27 schools with contracts that have had a maximum budget of 72,000 euros. This year, a 125,000 euro contract has already been approved and is only awaiting public tender, which will allow the planting of 365 trees in 26 schools from autumn onwards, as well as a repair and improvement project for the existing trees and stumps in the school yards. Thus, at the end of the term of office will reach 900 new specimens of different species in 53 schools in the city
The Mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas, accompanied by the Delegate for Citizen Participation, Education and Municipal Buildings, Adela Castaño, visited the Prince of Asturias Primary School in Torreblanca on the occasion of the celebration of the Environment Day. During his visit to the centre, Espadas highlighted the progress made during his tenure in school garden programmes and educational programmes in schools. At the moment, there are 25 educational centres participating in these programmes, which have already enabled more than a thousand workshops to be held throughout the city. In addition, some twenty of these centres (15 schools and 5 institutes) have set up school gardens in their courtyards with the advice and municipal support.