Do you want to promote urban farming in Helsinki? Are you interested in growing your own food on the university campus? Join the Campus Farming Committee!
It does not matter at all if you have any farming experience in terms of participation. You can be the expert in organic farming and always grow your own potatoes and parsnips or maybe you have once tried growing basil bought from the grocery store on your windowsill. Most importantly, you should be interested in campus farming and eager to try it out.
There are three campus farming areas on the campuses of the University of Helsinki: in the courtyard of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the courtyard of Topelia and next to Biokeskus 3 in Viikki. These plantations have farming sacks and boxes intended for students and the staff. The Campus Farming Committee maintains the plantations, keeps in touch with the farmers and organises events during the spring and the summer. Farming plots are very popular and are subject to a small fee. However, a free farming plot is reserved for each member involved in the committee activities.
The founding meeting of the new committee will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 at the New Student House in the meeting room Sparre (Mannerheimintie 5A, 2nd floor). If you cannot attend the meeting, you can also sign up for activities by registering by e-mail to the committee chairperson.
You can also get further information on campus farming at the opening event of the campus meeting point on Viikki Campus at 1pm on 21 Jan 2014.
Further information: Marianne Saviaho, Chairperson of the Campus Farming Committee, marianne.saviaho(at)helsinki.fi