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Hejsan

Since we got our own regional subforum I thought I'd start off some conversation to get the networking started!

Please post any information of permaculture related gardens or projects which you know of in Scandinavia. Pictures would be very much appreciated.

In Helsinki I have heard of a few rooftop gardens such as in restaurant Savoy and on Kaapelitehdas.

Link to article in Finnish about the Kaapelitehdas rooftop garden: http://www.kiehuu.fi/cooking-now/helsingin-tuulisin-kattopuutarha

I recently heard about both of these through the Slow Food Foundation, and perhaps I'll go visit them in the near future. Then this post can be fulfilled with some photographs.

 
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Hello,

I am a lead coordinator for the roof garden project at Kaapelitehdas. If you are interested in a visit, please send me a message here on permies and I will respond with my contact info. My schedule is very flexible. I will say that the garden will be taken down again in about a month, so best if you hurry!

If you want to see any photographs of the garden, I have quite a few on my blog at 60N Permaculture. If you scroll long enough, you'll see photographs from just a couple weeks ago back until 2012. Use the "archive" feature at the bottom of the front page and scroll down to February 2013 for when I got around to uploading the photos from Sept 2012.

I also have photos from other projects that are inspired by permaculture principles. For instance, there are lot from our summer cottage over in Purho (200km east of Helsinki, 30km north of Hamina, and 30km from the Russian border). I'm just now implementing some basic permaculture design there, with a lot more on the way now that I have some idea as to what the land is capable of.

In addition there are some photographs from Mustikkamaa Edible Park, which just started this year in Helsinki. Its the first edible park in Helsinki and is always looking for more people to lend a hand. The canopy trees were laid out by a certified permaculture designer, but he chose to refrain from calling the project a permaculture project. A friend who just completed Geoff Lawton's online PDC chose the location for his final design, so we may see even more changes there

Hmm... what else. Dodo Ry has a lot of permaculture enthusiasts and their urban farming center in Pasila, Helsinki, also draws a lot of inspiration from the realm of permaculture. I interned there for a total of 4 months in the past year and have tried to bring more permaculture practices to the table with some varying success.
 
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