Tag Archives: Urban Farming

Turning mindsets – A summer afternoon in Kääntöpöytä, Dodo’s Urban Farming Centre in Keski-Pasila

By: Elisa Andretti July is sacred in Finland: streets are silent while everybody is enjoying their summer cottages, and it is not polite to make phone calls. In Itä-Pasila, high Muslim percentage district in Helsinki, it is also Ramadan, which … Continue reading

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Urban farming, a future scenario

By: Jörg Hronek Urban farming is a social movement where people form communities to cultivate vegetables, plants, spices and fruits within the city, on places that are not used by anybody else. The values behind those communities often are making … Continue reading

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Citizens as urban farmers – How to be urban farmer and the social levels

By: Anni Valkola Urban farming is “the practice of cultivating food in a densely populated area.”  It is a step towards more sustainable agriculture and urban living where fruits and vegetables are produced in the city. Slow food is the … Continue reading

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Urban Farming in Helsinki and in the Context of Developing Countries

By: Ulpu Kojo Urban farming movement that is thousands of years old is now extremely topical in Helsinki and as well as in all big cities all around the world. The manifestations of the urban farming are versatile. We can … Continue reading

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Farming happiness in urban areas

By: Johanna Laukkanen Farming in the city There is nothing new about the idea of growing food within cities. For decades now in Helsinki it has been a hobby for a small amount of people – mainly for those who … Continue reading

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Cultivating veggies and attitudes

By: Lotta Liuksiala Kids are funny. They bring a beam of impulsivity and unpredictability to our lives. Youtube is full of clips of kids doing their best to embarrass their parents and every parent has at least a couple of … Continue reading

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