News / Interested in gardening in Otaniemi?
Come out to co-create an urban farming community and hear about the Aalto Garden Otaniemi competition. The event takes place on Wednesday June 13th, 5pm-6:30pm, at Otakaari 5, Espoo.
Last year, the Aalto Garden Otaniemi competition was launched to develop Martti Levón Park, the so-called Ossinlampi area. Earlier this year, we announced Sofia Tigerstedt's winning entry, "Uomapuisto", and as we speak, the landscape architecture student's plans are being implemented. Here's where you come in: the plans include spaces for urban farming.
In order to launch urban farming activities at Aalto, the plan is to act either within AYY’s current association activities, or establish a new association.
We need you
Calling all Aalto students, staff members or Otaniemi residents interested in urban farming: we need you!
If you can’t participate on 13th of June, please email us your contact details. You will get information about the progress of the project and we can let you know when conditions are okay to start working.
Date: Wed, 13 June 12
Venue: Sodexo Restaurant Electra’s ”Nettikahvila”, Otakaari 5
17:00 Opening / Jorma Kyyrä, Chair of Aalto Garden Otaniemi competition jury
17:10 Uomapuisto – area plan presentation / student Sofia Tigerstedt, garden contest winner
17:30 Uomapuisto implementation and urban farming, project schedule / Marja Törmälä, chief designer of the garden area, Architect Office Ari Mäki-Marttunen
17:50 DISCUSSION AND QUESTIONS
Including Garden Advisor Saana Karlsson from the City of Espoo, Environmental Specialist Hille Häkkinen from Aalto Facility Services, and AYY’s Board Member Anna af Hällström
- annual calendar of horticultural activities
- procedures and schedule for 2012 and 2013
- guidelines for operating and renting plots, waste and water facilities in the area, expenses, and community responsibilities
- conditions for successful urban farming and examples from elsewhere
The event will end at approximately 6:30pm. The event will be held in Finnish unless there is a request for the English language.
Advance registration: http://lomake.ayy.fi/hallinto/kaupunkiviljely (in Finnish).
You can also participate without registration!
Anna Af Hällström, AYY
anna.af.hallstrom [at] ayy [dot] fi