My travel companion from last ecotrip wants to start a research about urban agriculture at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. Here are some of the pictures we got (with some stories) from the trip when walked through the cities.Lausanne in Switzerland had one of the first farms I've ever seen in a city, and so a lot of small spots in different shapes, in this picture is a little agriculture spot with sunflower and tomatoes (and something more, if you look closer).
Here are parts of the big farm in the city of Lausanne. Fruit trees, green houses and a store made this farm to one of the biggest city farms I ever seen.
In the neighborhood Risenfeld, Freiburg, Germany. An agriculture plot can be rented in the courtyard, a lot of food were growing here. And we could pick up both apples and plums, they was planted like ordinary trees in this area.
Amersfoort, Netherlands. A place called "hospital", north of the city center.
Amersfort, Netherlands. A little medival garden with organic growed vegetables, animals and an event group. This have been runned by the city more than 20 years.
Risenfeld, Freiburg, Germany. A dog-rose, but could have been a berry bush or a fruit tree as well.
Lausanne, Switzerland. High vegetable garden in the center of the city.
Another vegetable garden connected to the houses. Lausanne, Switzerland.Where you take the stairs to the castle in Heidelsberg, Germany you walk between different vegetables garden. Here in picure some pumkins.
And one more in Lausanne, Switzerland.
This small agriculture spot was in the middle of the alpine tourist city of Zermatt, Switzerland. The city is completly carfree, with only small electric vehicles. Certainly most food is imported, but here one of the spots we found in this city. We saw other in the slopes to the mountainareas.
Freiburg, Germany has many interesting ecoproject. Here is a wine garden in the middle of the city center, close to the central station. Signs tells what sort it is, some history and other information.
The hotel and restaurang Kaupjzinergaten in Breisach am Rhein, Germany has their own herbal garden, which is runned by the chefs. In the other side we find some other vegetables as tomatoes and beans, which the grandma took care of.
Tübingen, Germany is a pretty fascinating city with ecological projects and mideval citycenter. In the south side of town we talked to one of the residents in a house for rental, where they grown beans, tomatoes, jerusalem anticoke, zuccini and maize, among others.
How much of the need can a city produce in the gardens, urban farms, new food parks at old parking lots and so on? Well, I think that my friend should be a doctorate and found that out!