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Østergro, a very unconventional rooftop restaurant

Welcome to Østergro, a very unconventional rooftop restaurant. Here, all the food comes from a 600 m2 organic farm installed on top of a building, in the heart of Copenhagen. Brut nature travelled to Denmark to discover this unusual place.

THINK LOCAL, ACT GLOBAL

Welcome to ØsterGRO, a rooftop farm in the eastern part of Copenhagen. On this roof, 600m2 of crops supply a gourmet restaurant and the local residents. Right now, fennel is the one growing a lot. Cofounder of ØsterGRO explains:

We have a lot of salads here, as we pass along, we’ve got garlic down there that we put in the soil last year. And, this is cumin and we got tomatoes on the side because that’s where all the sun is. We have the beehives over here and it’s for the pollination and of course, also for the honey that we get from it. It’s very important for us to have pollination of our crops because it gives us a better result, especially for apple trees and all that. You can see here that that’s where they fly in and out. We have 3 beehives and 3 families so, 3 queens in there and approximately 50,000 bees per beehive. They are actually quite friendly and that’s also a thing we need to understand, appreciate the bees more. Because they don’t do anything wrong, they just want to go to the flowers.

Urban agriculture is not for the quantity, it’s for the quality. It’s about showing citizens of Copenhagen that what’s going on in the rural landscape is actually quite important. And we need to start appreciating it more and respecting the food more and buying more local and eating more in season. It’s a utopia. But we can definitely be more sufficient with food grown very locally. Because, as it is now, a lot of our food in Denmark comes from other countries. And then we make a lot of pigs and export that and a lot of our agriculture is not food for us, it’s food for animals. So therefore, I think as a tool for showing people, it’s very important.

Brut. Nature

08/10/2019 6:35 AM
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49 comments

  • Bams
    08/10/2019 07:19

    Amazing.

  • Hans O.
    08/10/2019 07:54

    da müssen wir ebenfalls hin :D

  • Zadi R.
    08/10/2019 07:55

    Wow Súper Niceee!! Full of @mazing Nature !!🌿🌸🍃 I❤it!!! 💚😍💕

  • Pamela A.
    08/10/2019 08:01

    How wonderful

  • Barbara F.
    08/10/2019 08:24

    WOW

  • Don S.
    08/10/2019 11:24

    check this out guys, real nice piece!

  • Mohammed S.
    08/10/2019 12:51

    Fantastic work people

  • Max X.
    08/10/2019 13:06

    i love it!!! Quality of life!

  • Nicholas S.
    08/10/2019 15:54

    Every conceivable flat or semi flat roof should be growing plants, vegetables, small livestock (chickens etc) all around the world 👍💚😀

  • Juca M.
    08/10/2019 17:06

    ha arra jártok ;) :*

  • Elizabeth N.
    08/10/2019 17:42

    worth a visit!!! looks like a cool place!

  • Vito O.
    08/10/2019 18:10

    zoiets

  • Deni E.
    08/11/2019 08:00

    Wonderful idea!

  • Veer K.
    08/12/2019 02:15

    Good job Sir !

  • Mira M.
    08/12/2019 13:42

    Amazing

  • Norma F.
    08/13/2019 04:59

    love the concept

  • Ramdyale K.
    08/13/2019 15:09

    Beautiful

  • Andrea H.
    08/13/2019 15:44

    LOVE❤🌻👍

  • Carly Y.
    08/14/2019 12:40

    😍

  • Hafeez K.
    08/14/2019 14:00

    Fantastic