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VILE IN FLOWER
Vilés in bloom program will award the Valencian municipalities to strengthen the sustainable management of its green spaces and environmental education
23 March 2018

ASFPLANT presents this pioneering initiative in the region of Valencia with the support of the Consell, Councils and the sector viveristico

The Professional Association of Flowers, Plants and Horticultural Technology Valencia (ASFPLANT) He has presented In flower Comunitat Valenciana, a program which aims to promote the sustainable development of urban green infrastructure through the granting to the Valencian municipalities of a series of awards. Thereby, the program rewards the improvement and promotion of urban green spaces, their sustainable management, environmental education and awareness in the care of the environment. The submission of applications is open to all peoples of the region of Valencia.

VILE IN FLOWERThe Advisory Committee of In flower It announced yesterday the launch of the program with the assistance of the President of ASFPLANT, José Vicente Almudever, the Secretary general of In flower, Gustavo Marina, the director-general of agriculture, Livestock and fisheries of the Ministry of agriculture, Roger LLanes, the head of service of urban green infrastructure and landscape of the Department of public works and territorial structuring, Carmen Gallart,as well as representatives of the Councils of Alicante, Castellón and Valencia, the Schools officials lift engineers agronomists and Agricultural technical engineers of Valencia and Castellon, the Spanish Federation of companies of gardening, Iberflora, Mercaflor, Floramedia Spain and a representation of the viveristico of the community sector (Algeplant, Cultius Mompó, Countertop nurseries and nurseries Pereira). All these authorities and organizations present at the meeting supported the initiative and their collaboration in the development of the same.

The objectives of the programme In flower they are promoting the protection, improvement and enhancement of the green spaces in the municipalities, enhance the quality of life of its inhabitants and their social cohesion and to the gardening public and private sector support, the production of ornamental plants and landscaping services.

The dynamics of operation is simple: the municipality presents their application to participate in the contest and, Once registered, the town is considered a Vila in flower. The Jury, composed of volunteer professionals of recognized prestige in the sectors of nurseries, gardening and landscaping, visit the population at an agreed date, where he is greeted by technicians and municipal authorities responsible for. The jury discussed both the environmental reality as goals and plans that aim to develop and issued a verdict on the basis of objective criteria with respect to plant and landscape heritage, environmental sustainability and social activities, the exploitation of tourism and communication.

In the annual gala, that October will be held in the month, the awards ceremony will be, which may look at the entrance of the population poster with the number of flowers of honor. Honor flowers are the distinctive which is annually given to the municipalities participating in the contest. Are granted for 1 to 5 flowers at the jury's discretion.

ASFPLANT thus joins a tradition that boasts a strong roots in Europe. UK, Ireland, Italy and France are involved in these awards, counting the latter country with more of 11.000 supporting municipalities. Catalonia was the impeller in Spain, started in 2012 with great success and already has more of 120 municipalities, a 12% of the total.

For more information ask for the general Secretary of Vilés in flower, Gustavo Marina, to the phone 607 200 790 or on the website www.comunitatvalenciana.villasenflor.com.

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