Aarhus

Situated in the Central Denmark Region (Midtjylland), Aarhus is known for its bottom up initiatives involving UA. The ‘Taste Aarhus’1 program has been a key driver of the implementation of more than 300 UA initiatives around the city. The program is managed by Aarhus Municipality partially through self-funding (€1 million) and partially through funding provided by Nordea Bank (€1 million, 2015-2018). The main question the program address is ‘How can cities create more socially inclusive places and communities, when focusing on edible nature and urban farming?’ Taste Aarhus uses urban gardening as a tool to bring people together, activate underutilised spaces around the city and engage people in the practice of growing their own food. The SiEUGreen project will sustain and enrich the UA activities in “Taste Aarhus” Program and technical provision. Urban Agriculture-related technologies will be implemented in the Aarhus showcase, including moving mobile gardens, dry toilets and polytunnels.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 774233.