27 April 2022

It is becoming increasingly popular to grow food in the cities. But how much
nutrients do vegetables need while growing and are superfluous nutrients ending up in the water? A research project led by Geneviève Metson seeks answers to these questions, as well as looking into social aspects of urban agriculture.

Urban agriculture – purely benefits or potential risk as well?

Food gardens in the spotlight

Researchers are doing field studies for three years in food gardens in Linköping, Sweden, and Minneapolis, USA. In this video, researcher Geneviève Metson shares some tips for gardeners, and discuss why she studies urban agriculture.

A closer look at the research

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