In May, the EdiCitNet Marketplace Business Consulting Team organised a new workshop to discuss the different kinds of spaces available in cities that can be used to start an nature-based urban food initiative. The workshop was conducted in German and targeted early-stage urban food entrepreneurs.
Felix Mollenhauer from the German Association of Building Greening offered insights into how best to organise edible greenery on a rooftop setting. This was followed by input from Anneli Karlsson from the “Edible City” of Andernach, who talked about various measures in the city that use both public and private spaces for growing edible plants. Both presenters focussed on important resources and key partnerships that can be leveraged to help different stakeholders successfully implement Edible City Solutions.
After the presentations, participants were divided into breakout rooms to discuss their ideas with the experts using some concepts from the EdiCitNet Business model canvas (which you can find in the Growing Jobs in Urban Agriculture Playbook). The session closed with a few key points on water usage from Erwin Nolde from Nolde & Partner. The consulting team also offered one on one consulting sessions to the participants to further elaborate their ideas and concepts.
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