Multidisciplinary design studio Growlab Oslo created a four-day urban farm for Oslo’s Øya music festival, an event that’s famous for both its musical lineup and excellent organic festival food. The urban farm pop-up featured a series of themed structures, from the Fertility Tower that highlighted seaweed as an untapped resource for urban farmers to the Plant Quarter, which consisted of raised plant beds that festivalgoers can pick from. “We wanted to invite people in to experience an ecological cycle, and our small farm is an illustration of what that could mean in the city,” says Mads Pålsrud, founder of Growlab Oslo. “Using animals and soil as mediums for recycling our food waste [shows what] is possible in the city. We should compost more, or get chickens or pigs in our backyards!”
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