The urban farming movement has exploded in Gothenburg in recent years and the city has become renowned as Sweden's best city for urban farming. The popularity of urban farming is sprung out of a growing interest in the environment, healthy living and the food we eat. Gothenburg has been in the forefront of the movement in Sweden with urban pigs, social farming and commercial urban agriculture.

This spring, Gothenburg Green World and The Foodprint Lab will organise two urban farming safaris, Saturday May 28 and June 11. 

The first urban farming safari will be Saturday May 28 between 11.00–17.00. The safari takes place in the North East of Gothenburg and you will visit both community gardens in Kortedala and urban sheep and cows in Bergsjön. You will have an exclusive visit to the smallscale urban mushroom farmers ”Urban Fungi "in old industrial premises close to SKF, where you get the chance to buy the city-grown organic shiitake. Last but not least the tour will visit Slakthuset in Gamlestan, where Niklas Wennberg from Stadsjord will show us their newly expanded aquaponics system were they can grow both fish and vegetables indoors in a closed loop system. Stadsjord also offers food at selfcost around 3 pm.

The second safari is held Saturday, June 11 11.00–17.00 in the central harbour and western part of Hisingen. The tour will make a visit to Frihamnen where Kajodlingen will show their new commercial farm of 700 sqm, a farm in the middle of the asphalt desert where the future Jubilee Park will be built. You will learn about perennial plants in Färjenäs Forest Garden at Eriksberg and hear the stories behind the community gardens in the suburbs of Biskopsgården. The tour will conclude with some fika at Temperaturgatans playground where a number of residents have come together and embellished a playground.

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The safaris are completely free, but need to be booked in advance. Bring a valid tram card and perhaps packed lunch in case you are hungry. Also bring cash since it will be possible to buy food and refreshments during the safari.

Read more at facebook.com/thefoodprintlab and gothenburggreenworld.com