Milan 'Wheatfield' inaugurated at MiArt

5000 residents helped create project

(ANSA) - Milan, April 11 - The City of Milan inaugurated Wheatfield, a site-specific art project by American artist Agnes Denes, on Saturday as part of the MiArt 2015 modern and contemporary art festival. Expo Milan 2015 world fair Commissioner Giuseppe Sala presented the 12-acre urban agriculture project that was planted by 5000 city residents, saying "Milan is beautiful, and beautiful cities know how to change. Traveling the world, I've seen that everyone knows Milan for fashion, design and food, but it is this need for change that makes the city very attractive", Sala said.
    The citizen planting took place February 28 in the Porta Nuova neighborhood as part of a collaborative, long-term project "MiColtivo. The Green Circle" that aims to promote the values of food and energy, environmental conservation, social and economic growth.
    The area is open to the public daily, and includes information points and teaching garden with orchard. The project was set up with the the support of the Nicola Trussardi Foundation, Confagricoltura and the Riccardo Catella Foundation.


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