Stadsbruket urban agriculture initiative – new way of farming and growing in cities

//Stadsbruket urban agriculture initiative – new way of farming and growing in cities

Stadsbruket urban agriculture initiative – new way of farming and growing in cities

Stadsbruket urban agriculture initiative – new way of farming/growing in cities
Brief Description Stadsbruket is a program that enables entrepreneurs interested in urban farming to start their own business in the field under their own management, or under the collective organization of Stadsbruket. By scaling up the practice of urban agriculture, it can be used to design and test innovative models, create economic and social effects in and around the city, and to improve integration, quality of life, and green communities. Stadsbruket connects the practice of urban farming with the profitability of large-scale cultivation. This will help to providing the city with local produced organic vegetables, creating an urban agriculture community for people who are often too far away from land that is suitable for traditional agriculture. The project will also create a national network for collecting and comparing experiences to further innovation on urban agriculture. By cultivating land that is not typically used, growers have the opportunity to start up a company and develop their horticultural business. Stadsbruk can contribute to the growing trend of multipurpose land use by combining food production with social interaction, learning opportunities and establishing a shared economy. While Stadsbruk is a form of urban agriculture, it is purely for business or entrepreneurial use, not for personal or leisurely use, nor is it used for traditional forms of fruit and vegetable agriculture.
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European Country/Countries Sweden
Field Living/Green spaces: Urban (food) gardens, Consuming: Sustainable Production
Type Intervention
Impact Health, Equity, Environmental sustainability
Status Ongoing
Target Group General population, Low socio-economic status
Evaluation Planned for the future
Level Local
INHERIT Perspective This project has the potential to improve integration, quality of life, and green communities. Cultivation activities in and around the city can create economic gains and new employ¬ment opportunities. In addition, growing crops can create added value in a number of different ways; such as through positive effects of health, ecology of the urban environment as well as social integra¬tion in the public space.
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Relevant links http://www.stadsbruk.se/in-english/
Contact Projectmanager: Kristina Santén, SLU Alnarp, Sweden kristina.santen@slu.se +46 (0)73-020 90 88
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