What are Butterfly Gardens?
Butterfly Gardens are created and operated by the Butterfly Developments Association. This ecological settlement community agricultural model was especially created for underprivileged and other small settlements. In 2010 the program won the Hungarian award of the Social Business idea competition, a program founded by Mohammed Yunus, a Nobel Prize-winning economics professor, who is associated with the creation of the term social business.
Butterfly Gardens are currently operating in two settlements, while vegetable growing is still ongoing at Nagydobos, Szalaszend, Ároktő, Edelény, Hejőkeresztúr and Sajókeresztúr. Hejőszalonta, Hejőkeresztúr, Bükkaranyos, Ároktő, Edelény, Pánd, Szirmabesenyő, Sajóvámos, Sajósenye, Sajóecseg, Sajóbábony and Szalaszend have also gained experience in gardening.