Sign up for campus farming

Sign up is open from April 9th, 10:00, to April 15th, 23:59

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Welcome!

Have you always wanted to grow your own food? Are you interested in urban greenspaces and local food? Take part in university campus farming, and sign up for a farming spot at city centre, Kumpula, Meilahti or Viikki campus!

Cost of the farming spot is mere 10 €, and it can be split with a friend. The spots are dealt mostly on a first come first served principle. In case there are no spots left. You can join for free by building a new spot.

You can also ask for a spot from the chiefs of campus’:

Chief of Center: Juan Fernández Castellano, (juan.fernandezcastellano@helsinki.fi)
Chief of Viikki: Ari Kaukiainen, (ari.kaukiainen@helsinki.fi)
Chief of Meilahti: Merica Aholinna (merica.ahjolinna@helsinki.fi)
Chief of Kumpula: Zino, (zino.makivaara@helsinki.fi)

You’ll need nothing but enthusiasm to begin urban farming! We have all the necessary tools and knowhow. Besides summery farming activities, the campus farming committee also arranges various event related to urban farming throughout spring and autumn. If you are interested in helping us with arrangements and would like to ensure a farming spot from the campus of your choice, join us at the committee meetings!

Read this before you sign up:
We have about 150 farming spots available, which are at least 80x80x80 cm. One person or group can reserve either half of a spot or full spot for themself.

Farming spots in the city centre campus are in courtyards, and their gates are locked in the evening and during weekends. To reach Snellmania, one can use learning centre Aleksandria’s magnetic keys, which we recommend for everyone farming in city centre. Topelia will be primarily reserved for university staff.

Full farming spot costs 10€ and half a spot 5€. Farmers will get the spot, soil, seeds, tools to borrow, fertilizers, farming information, and the opportunity to participate in events organized by the campus farming committee.

Campus farming is organized by HYY’s campus farming committee. The committee members are volunteers, so we hope that farmers will take care of their own farming spots until the end of farming season. A tad bit of communal spirit is required! Even though everyone has their own farming spot, the whole farming area should stay clean and organized.  

When signing up for farming, read the form carefully and answer as precisely as possible to every question. If you have any problems with the registration, please contact the committee (nea.pirttinen@helsinki.fi)

Follow the Campus Farming Committee in Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/hyynkampusviljelyvaliokunta/

Kumpula and Meilahti have their own Facebook-groups.

Join the farmers’ group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/731073360260690/

Or check our blog at http://kampusviljely.fi

Sunny greetings,

Greenthumbs of the Campus Farming Committee