The urban gardening movement, which is flourishing in more and more parts of the world is getting stronger also in Stockholm. Recently a new food-growing project opened on top of the old rail tracks leading from the Hammarby harbour in central Stockholm.
The idea was born when Philipp Olsmeyer passed the old railway last autumn and thought it was a shame that such a central piece of land was left unused. Being from Berlin, he came to think of the community garden Prinzessinnengärten there, and realised this could be something similar. A place where people living in the area, without a garden of their own, can get some space to grow, learn more about food growing, or just buy what others have grown.
– There are a lot of environmentally aware people in the Södermalm district, who like a green concept. We have also noticed that there is a strong food-growing trend in Stockholm right now. So this space feels just right for a project like this, he says to the loval news paper Södermalmsnytt.