Bergen: Integration project for newly arrived refugees with urban farming

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The City of Bergen has established a course for newly arrived refugees combining Norwegian language learning and learning skills farming in urban areas. This project has been especially aimed at refugees with a little formal education and maybe a background in farming. This project is a part of the City of Bergen strategy for urban farming 2019-2023. The aim is to use more urban spaces for growing plants for human consumption.

One of the farming locations is based in a city hotel where they use the products for guests. The other location has been a large municipal park. The aim is to develop this project further and enable the participants to develop business ideas for urban farming. There is a growing demand for locally produced farm products.

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