Herttoniemi Urban Food Co-operative

In 2010 people at Herttoniemi, Helsinki, Finland started looking for solutions for sustainable food production by starting their own food co-operative. The basic idea is that the members of the co-operative rent a piece of land and employ a farmer to farm the field. After paying a certain price for the membership the member is entitled to receive a share of the crops. During the harvesting season the members receive their share once a week. Also a 10 h work commitment at the weekly bee is included in the membership.

Mission/objectives: 
Improving local enviroment; Reducing climate impacts
Country: 
City/Region: 
Conurbation of Korso in city of Vantaa
Start/end year: 
2010
Members (number): 
200