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GrowR spotlight: Eva’s garden

In the beginning stages of setting up GrowR, we enlisted a small group of people to act as “beta testers” of our concept.

One of these people is Eva. Her gardening hobby was already well under way, and as such, she quickly gained popularity on the GrowR platform.

We asked Eva a few questions about her garden, and her experiences with GrowR so far.

Thank you for joining us, Eva. How did you first get into gardening?

You’re welcome. Well, I always wanted a garden of my own. I used to live in an apartment where I’d grow cress on the windowsill. When I moved to my new house, I started my garden almost immediately.

Can you tell us a bit about what you grow here?

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As you can see, I grow tomatos. Those were my first project, and the plants that I’ve had the longest. I also have an apple tree that was here when I moved into the house.

What other kinds of plants do you grow?

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This year, I’ve started planting more kinds of plants. Among those are cucumbers, salad, broccoli, carrots and radishes.

What’s your experience with GrowR been like so far?

It’s been really great. I’ve learned that people who live close by grow things that I don’t – at least, not yet. I’ve traded loads of times with a family nearby that grows herbs primarily – rosemary, sage and thyme, for instance.

I also learned about a great little gadget ,from another GrowR user, that drains apples of their humidity, letting you create these great little apple chips.

What’s been the biggest advantage of using GrowR so far?

Definitely that I don’t waste anything that grows in my garden. I used to have to spend time picking rotten apples off my lawn. Now, however, I trade those I can for other fruits or vegetables, and turn the rest into apple chips.

Do you think you will keep using GrowR in the future?

Definitely.

The GrowR team would like to thank Eva for helping us “beta test” the GrowR platform, and for showing us her garden. 

Urban gardening on the waves

Copenhagen is the greenest capital city in Europe. But it’s plants and trees do not only grow in parks and in the surrounding forests and farms…

When you walk around the canals of Copenhagen, you can see the many boats floating by. Some of them are the homes of people: they have rooms as any other house, they are connected to electricity, fresh water. Even though they are on water, these houseboats usually stay at one place.

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The inhabitants of these boats are people who want to be close to nature. And what could emphasize it even more? Well, most of them grow vegetables on their own “rooftops”. There is usually plenty of space, where they can cultivate plants like basil, tomato, pepper, or even lemon.

Houseboat owners say, they usually don’t spend much time with nurturing the plants. They only have to water them on a regular basis and they can enjoy their fresh, organic products. Growing can can be even more fun, if there are children in the house, they can be responsible for their own vegetables or fruits.

However, there is always a little extra, that they can’t use themselves. Therefore houseboat owners would be delighted to use GrowR and share their organic veggies with you; and who knows, maybe they could explain you a bit about their not-so-usual lives on the water.

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Copenhageners are becoming urban farmers

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Normally you would associate freshly grown fruits and vegetables with the countryside, but in Copenhagen mini-farms and kitchen gardens are spreading throughout the Danish capital. More and more Copenhageners want to grow their own fruits and vegetables and the phenomenon is known as urban farming. But since space and green areas are limited in city the growers of Copenhagen must be creative when making their gardens, and you’ll find them using school roofs, old factory ground, private backyards, patios and window sills when making their small gardens and farms.

Urban farming combines a vibrant city life with a close contact with nature and the local food production is a sustainable alternative to industrial food production. According to Christian Damgaard, who is one of the initiators behind the communal garden DYRK Nørrebro, urban farming is helping restore people’s relationship to the food, they eat.
“The many urban gardens and mini-farms make it possible for people in the city to eat fresh vegetables that are not transported for hours or days. It shortens the food’s travel from farm to table by such a way that one can sometimes talk about ‘food meters’ instead of ‘food miles’”, Christian Damgaard explains.

When growing their own fruits and vegetables Copenhageners also get insight into the work that lies in growing their own products and they become aware how much waste of food that actually takes place.
“A walk in the garden reveals without doubt that a home-grown head of lettuce does not resemble those from supermarkets in size and shape. It is also thought provoking what happens with the industrially produced heads of lettuce which nothing is wrong with, but isn’t considered nice enough for the supermarkets”, Christian Damgaard says.

Get started on growing your own fruits and vegetables in Copenhagen by visiting these urban gardens in the city:

Amagerfælled Økohaver

Grow Nørrebro

Prague garden

Ørestad Urban Gardens