Øens Have is the largest urban farm in Scandinavia. We do farming, teaching, and run own own restaurant and event space. Our main goal is to bring farming and nature back to the city and its people. We do so by growing in a way that involves and inspires as many people as possible. With Øens Have, we have transformed an old shop plot to a lively and green urban farm. We want to demonstrate, how we can produce vegetables and flowers under the blue sky together with the citizens of Copenhagen in an organic way.
Øens Have is an urban farm, a seasonal restaurant and a place for memorable events.
We are Pilzling – we design and build urban farms, produce exotic edible mushrooms using coffee grounds, engineer controlled environment agricultural technologies and always try to take the concept of circular economy into account. Our core products are gourmet mushrooms such as lionsmane, oyster mushroom, shiitake and vegan patties and mushroom tinctures.
Since October 2020, we’ve harvested over 400 kg of gourmet mushrooms and diverted over 2.5 tonnes of food waste products from the landfill in our first farm. With our new and bigger farm, Pilzling 2.0, we plan on producing und reusing significantly higher amounts of mushrooms und food waste!
We are Growing Hope Gardens (GHG), a non-profit that implements, grows and sustains regenerative, organic food gardens with residents of affordable housing and homeless shelters in Los Angeles.
GHG was founded in 2019 by Carolyn Day, a Master Gardener who witnessed the power of edible gardens while volunteering at a homeless shelter. Having experienced homelessness as a youth, Carolyn was especially sensitive to the reality that food insecurity is often a result of transitional living.
GHG specialises in urban food growing solutions and developing onsite resident knowledge and stewardship. We convert ornamental beds into edible ones and support them with 26 yearly maintenance visits that engage residents in food growing activities. We also specialize in soil building since all of our growing happens in containers. We also have a paid work program for unhoused youth and elderly folks.
During 2021-22, we sustain 10 organic resident food gardens available 24/7 to 650 residents, have planted 9500 seedlings on 14,600 square feet of organic, urban growing space for fruits, vegetable and herbs with intergenerational residents. We also donated 28000lbs of fresh produce to our garden participants.
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Activities conducted by GHG not only include building, implementing, growing and supporting all components of the garden, but also involve careful training for the on-site residents, community building through group exercises, and ongoing learning opportunities facilitated by GHG volunteers.
keep it grün wants to make biochar as accessible as possible by providing information and developing means to produce it decentrally. Founded in 2022, keep it grün provides information about and access to permaculture, natural gardening, and biochar. Biochar is a carbon sink that increases soil fertility and drought resistance of plants. Thereby it also increases harvest yields in urban gardening conditions.
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Keep it grün founders Nils (left) and Franz (right).