Category Archives: Urban Gardening

Lille Nok: Allotments In Copenhagen

By Copenhagen’s standards, Lille Nok is modest in size, just 75 small gardens, compared with many of the city’s other garden associations and yet as I park my bike outside the garden’s perimeter, I’m still in short cycling distance from Copenhagen’s Town Hall Square. Inside the gardens, an insistent male pheasant is putting down its […]
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Impact Farm Sprouting in Copenhagen

The concept of pop-ups is nothing new. Since 2008 pop-ups have helped the retail industry navigate out of the economical crisis, injecting new blood in city centers, giving niche and established brands a stage to engage with a new audience. The concept of temporary installations in our urban landscapes has endless possibilties, also in urban farming. Impact Farm […]
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Copenhagen’s Botanical Gardens: Blissful Sanctuary

Nestling comfortably next to Copenhagen’s busiest Metro and train station, Nørreport, the Botanical Gardens invites the city’s residents and visitors to wind down and explore its impressive collection of flora and exotic plants. With 160,000 souls passing through Nørreport on a daily basis, I have always been bemused how few of Copenhagen’s residents have actually […]
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Stefansgade & Jægersborggade: Faith Restored

On a recent trip to San Francisco, I was fascinated by the influx of quality colonial corner stores focusing on local organic products combining deli and café services, all with their own brand of neighborhood personality and style. Arriving back in Copenhagen, I was baffled and somewhat dismayed about the lack of selection of the […]
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Hammers Have: Sharing Helene’s Treasure

Since moving to Sluseholmen 9 years ago, my seasonal challenge was always orchestrating the plants on and around the 6m² I had to my disposal on my balcony. During those years, my aesthetic ambitions were overshadowed by a total lack of knowledge of gardening. But then 6 years ago I heard a rumor from my neighbor, […]
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To Market, To Market

An endearing feature to my stay in San Francisco was undoubtedly the concept of “Farm to Table” everywhere in the city. The concept of providing fresh organic vegetables and fruits, plucked from the ground, bush and tree to San Francisco’s restaurants and markets is not new. Since the 1970’s, local farmers in the Sacramento River Delta […]
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Urban Gardening Blossoming in Copenhagen

14 years ago, I sat on a roof terrace bathed in sunshine, witnessing a stunning view of Christianhavn’s sea of red roof-top tiles that was worthy of Tuscany in another century. This roof-top experience, was the result of Hanne and Peter Lind Bonderup´s vision and hard work, transforming a small apartment into a wonderful, engaging residential space […]
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