Urban farming

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Quick notes from an excursion to four urban farms in Stockholm

We wanted to find out more about what actually goes on in some of the urban farms in the Stockholm area. It is early in the growing season but there were visible traces of activities going on at the urban farms we visited. We wanted to explore various sites.

The first one was Boodla. It is part of a community called Sustopia which is placed in Botkyrka in the south of Stockholm. It is a hub for various projects regarding sustainability and community and related to Botkyrka municipality, thus not a grass root movement.

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Boodlas smålotter

The second visit was at Areal 127 in Bredäng. This is an initiative of the local community and it makes use of the local gathering area close to a playground and an open area theatre.

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Areal 127

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Areal 127

The third site we visited was Folkodlarna i Skarpnäck. This is a site oriented towards the local community, allowing preschool children to use their area to grow crops. The colourful pallet rims below belongs to different kindergartens.

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Folkodlarna i Skarpnäck

A fourth site is designed as a forest garden, with permanent plants and herbs.It is situated in Bagarmossen and called Bagisodlarna.

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Bagisodlarna

 

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