Utilising Rooftop Farming to Teach Job Skills in Oslo

Adam Curtis and Helene Gallis

In: Urban Agriculture Magazine no 35 - Youth in Food: Opportunities for education and employment, p.15-17 (2018)

On the roof of an office building in East Oslo, seven storeys above passing trams and buses, 12 young adults have spent their summer growing food. Tak for Maten, Oslo’s premier rooftop garden built in 2017 in a multicultural and gentrifying area of downtown Oslo, includes over 30 raised beds, a greenhouse, bee hives, fruit trees, and laying hens. The summer of 2018 has seen the space grow and develop as local youth have taken part in a job programme over the school holidays.


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