Urban agriculture Rosengård - cultivation for a sustainable city
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||May 2013 - January 2014|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of Stadsbruk is to find a method and develop concepts for urban residents to grow food for own or commercial profit and thus create jobs. The team has along their scope of practice and experiences drafted ideas for concept development, including economic, ecological, adminstrative and social aspects. Focus has been on proliferation of the Stadsbruk approach in Malmö and throughout Sweden. Several municipalities have become involved.
Results and expected effects
To enable a successful and high-impact project, collaboration and a network of relevant partners were established comprising the City of Malmö, businesses and other municipalities. Individuals interested in growing crops have been recruited and meetings for growers were held. This has helped solve the organisational issue of future staffing of Stadsbruk. The team studied good practices in, and derived important inspiration from similar projects in London, Toulouse and several Swedish cities.
Approach and implementation
The steering group (SG) with representatives from SLU, Xenofilia and Malmö City has strong credentials within business, practical cultivation and (urban) farming, administration, project management and academia. The SG developed guidelines for further implementation. As a demonstration, pumpkins were grown for display and to be used for marketing purposes, leading to great response from the press and people visiting farmers´ markets. The crops were subsequently sold to a famous local restaurant.