Dodo is a Finnish environmental organisation which follows the motto “Environmental problems are solved in the cities”. Every year Dodo addresses one main theme, and in the year 2009 it was “Food and Cities”. The theme inspired a flock of dodos (yes, they are named after the extinct birds) to discover how food can be produced in the city. This group started growing vegetables on a strip of land in between some railway tracks in Pasila, Helsinki, and have since broadened it’s span to include a multitude of activities from guerrilla gardening actions to urban bee-keeping.We call ourselves Dodo’s Urban Farmers
- We represent the modern international movement of urban farming, but we recognise that growing food in the cities is an idea as old as cities!
- We think that urban farming makes cities better places to live, reduces the dependence on oil and cuts carbon emissions – urban farming is direct action for the environment!
- We want to make urban farming accessible for everybody, so that city dwellers would get to know where food comes from!
- We want to explore new ways to grow food, telling about the advantages and fun of doing it!
A description of our projects can be found here.
For the rest of the page you can use google translate.
A word of advice: when sentences don’t make sense, apply some guessing.
Here is a nice article, focusing on Kalasatama Bag Garden: Cityfarmer.info
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