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Launch Event: Dyrk App, Your Guide to Urban Agriculture

Grow App, Your Guide to Urban Agriculture (UA)

Date: May 30, 2023

Time: 17:30

Open for everyone! 

As part of the research project Cultivation Public Spaces, Vitenparken and Inspire to Action are excited to launch our brand new app designed to help customers navigate sustainable living in the city.

Individuals who are getting engaged in UA often have limited knowledge about soil, plants, and cultivation, and have a lot of questions such as:

  • What plants can I grow?
  • Where do I get seeds and fertilizers?
  • When and how much should I water?

The app also offers social networking functions, allowing urban agriculture enthusiasts and newbies to connect and share knowledge within their neighborhood!

Does it sound like something you should explore? Join the launching event on May 30 at 17:30! 


17:30 – Mingling and beverages

18:00 – Presentation by Vitenparken´s CEO Solveig Arnesen

18:30 – Interactive demonstration of the app and fun activity outdoor

Changes may occur. All guest will receive a goody bag.

Cultivating Public Spaces

Cultivating Public Spaces is a collaborative effort between NMBU and a range of partners: Science Park Campus Ås, Fragment, Nabolagshager, University of Copenhagen, Malmö University, Coventry University, London Metropolitan University, Aachen University, the County Governor of Oslo and Akershus, The Oslo Municipality Agency for Urban Environment, and the Norwegian Farmers’ Union.

Our project focuses on the potential of Urban Agriculture (UA) to promote sustainability in Norwegian cities. We believe UA can improve people’s lives, help the environment, and boost the economy. 

We focus on three themes: social, environmental/spatial, and economic. By integrating UA into public spaces, we can empower communities and individuals, enhance urban landscapes, and create new opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship. We want everyone to have the chance to participate in UA, and integrating it into public spaces is a great way to do that. Join us in our mission to create sustainable and inclusive communities in Norwegian cities.

About the app

Explore the thought-provoking concept behind Dyrkeapp, an app designed to revolutionize urban gardening through the seamless integration of innovative technology. Discover how this digital toolbox fosters a deep connection between users, their gardens, and the wider community, creating a sustainable and enriching urban agricultural experience.

In this article, we delve into the underlying idea and vision behind Dyrkeapp. 

As apps continue to shape our daily lives, we aim to harness their potential for enhancing the quality of urban gardening. By studying user habits and leveraging cutting-edge technology, Dyrkeapp seeks to replace negative habits with positive ones, empowering individuals to grow their own food and nurture a greener environment.

We present Dyrkeapp as a key component of the «Cultivating Public Spaces» research project. The app’s primary objective is to successfully integrate urban agriculture into compact city development in Norway through the innovative use of ICT solutions. By bridging the gap between technology and nature, Dyrkeapp opens up exciting possibilities for urban dwellers to engage with the process of growing their own food.

Technology has revolutionized our relationships with people, and now, Dyrkeapp aims to transform our relationship with biological and organic matter. Through the app’s accessible knowledge base, users can access essential information about soil, plants, and cultivation techniques. They can easily find answers to questions like what to grow, where to obtain seeds and fertilizers, and how to address site-specific challenges.

Dyrkeapp goes beyond providing practical information. It also offers a vibrant social element, connecting users with fellow urban gardeners in their area. Through this network, they can share experiences, resources, and collaborate on initiatives that strengthen the urban agriculture community. By integrating the social element, Dyrkeapp creates a sense of belonging and encourages the sharing of knowledge and seeds, further enriching the urban gardening experience.

The app serves as an extension of users’ gardens, allowing them to access its features anytime and anywhere. Whether they are in their garden or tracking a running route, Dyrkeapp ensures a seamless experience that supports users throughout their urban gardening journey.

As we explore the potential of digital technology in mainstream agriculture and plant production, Dyrkeapp stands at the forefront of innovative Norwegian solutions. By incorporating features like drones, bio-sensors, image technology, and pest management, the app leverages advanced tools to optimize food production and create sustainable urban environments.

In conclusion, Dyrkeapp represents a groundbreaking approach to urban gardening, uniting technology, and nature. Through its user-friendly interface, smart recommendations, and emphasis on social connections, the app empowers individuals to embrace urban agriculture and experience the joy of growing their own food. Join us on this exciting journey as we cultivate a greener and more sustainable future with Dyrkeapp.

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