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Workshops – Oslo: Finding Sustainable Economic Models in Urban Agriculture

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Workshop Series – Oslo: Finding Sustainable Economic Models in Urban Agriculture

As part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 EdiCitNet project, Nabolagshager, in collaboration with the Municipality of Oslo: Agency for Urban Environment (Bymiljøetaten), are proud to offer a series of three, free workshops to help you further develop your financial sustainability model for your urban food production business.

These interactive workshops, developed and implemented by leaders in the field from across Europe, will provide you with tools, resources, and networking that we are confident will strengthen your organisation or project. Through both digital and in-person workshops, held at Linderud Gård in Oslo, we will provide professional training on relevant topics to successfully
grow and improve your business.

These workshops are organized by Nabolagshager and the Municipality of Oslo: Agency for Urban Environment (Bymiljøetaten), in collaboration with EdiCitNet partners. The EdiCitNet project is funded by the EU under grant agreement number 776665.

These workshops take place over the course of 3 days from September to November 2021.
– Workshop 1 – Identifying and communicating your value. Date: 30th of September (from 16:30 to 19.00). Location: Linderud gård in Oslo.
– Workshop 2 – Enhancing customer relations and strategic partnerships. Date: 21st of October (from 16:30 to 19.00). Location: Linderud gård in Oslo.
– Workshop 3 – Focusing activities and resources for financial sustainability. Date: 11th of November (from 16:30 to 19.00). Location: Linderud gård in Oslo.

Workshop 1 – Identifying and communicating your value

Urban food production is essential in the transition to more sustainable cities. However, a huge obstacle for producers is convincing customers of the value of their work and products. This workshop will focus on identifying and communicating that value. Specifically, we will look at how your work fits into the larger progress happening within the food system in Oslo, how you
can align your own personal values and goals with those of your project, and how to communicate this value to the external world. The concept of value is the most important starting point in developing a strong case for economic sustainability, as value can be transferred into other resources you need, both financial and social.

Download detailed description and agenda.

 

Workshop 2 – Enhancing customer relations and strategic partnerships

We know that we cannot change the food system alone. As such, our second workshop will focus on how you can utilise the value of your organisaiton to better connect with customers and form partnerships. We will look at how to find new customers, better connect with customers via social media, and how to create mutually beneficial partnerships – both private and public. It is important to recognise the benefits we can all produce and receive when we work better collaboratively.

Date: 21st of October
Time: 16.30 – 19.00.
Location: Linderud gård, Trondheimsveien 319, 0593 Oslo
Language: English and Norwegian.
Food will be served during the workshop

Download detailed description and agenda.

Workshop 3 – Focusing activities and resources for financial sustainability

How you spend your limited time matters. In this final workshop we will look at how to best utilise your time and resources to move towards better financial sustainability. We will work through some of the challenges of determining how you should price your goods and services in relation to the time needed to produce them, how to take advantage of public funding schemes to obtain capital, and the basics of financial models and accounting for your initiative. While this workshop might sound the scariest, we promise to keep it approachable, and are certain that afterwards you will better be able to steer your project towards financial sustainability.

 

Participation & Registration

We aim at providing an environment that is highly interactive with sessions of knowledge transfer and reflective activities in a workshop setting. In this way, we aim to engage our participants to freely interrogate, untangle, adjust, nuance, and re-imagine the issues around successful business models. We are convinced that the workshops will be an excellent occasion for sharing, learning and discussing urban agriculture business models.

If you would like to take part in the workshops, please fill out the form here.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Martinez at laura [at] nabolagshager [dot] no.

We look forward to meeting you soon!!!

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