Linderud Community Garden

 Linderud Community Garden
Area characterisation: 

The garden is located on a historic farm in an area in the east of the city where household incomes are lower than average. It covers approximately the size of a football field (8,000m2) which is owned by a private foundation and run by a museum (Museene i Akershus – MiA). Key institutions such as schools, a kindergarten and a shopping centre with a regional office and a meeting place for local NGOs are its closest neighbours. Public transport and a motorway are close to the site.


Developing the communal area as a social meeting place for the local neighborhood, strengthening the community feeling and building a sense of ownership of the area. By providing growing space to different local entrepreneurs, the garden supports the local green economy and helps building a network of initiatives with different social impact.

  • Arranging community events and activities
  • Hosting different initiatives that each receive a physical growing space between 10 -250 m2
  • Providing mentorship and training to local social and environmental entrepreneurs
  • Inviting local school children to learn about urban farming at the site
NbS benefits 
  • Developing climate change adaptation; improving risk management and resilience
  • Developing climate change mitigation
  • Restoring ecosystems and their functions
  • Greater ecological connectivity across urban regenerated sites
  • Increase Biodiversity
  • Increased cultural richness and biodiversity
  • Enhancing sustainable urbanisation
  • Changing image of the urban environment
  • Creation of green jobs relating to construction & maintenance of NBS
  • Improve air quality
  • Increase accessibility to green open spaces
  • Increase amount of green open spaces for residents
  • Increase awareness of NBS solution & their effectiveness and co benefits
  • Increase communities’ sense of ownership
  • Increase social interaction
  • Increase stakeholder awareness & knowledge about NBS
  • Increase well-being
  • Provision of health benefits
  • Social inclusion
  • Social learning about location & importance of NBS
Sustainable Development Goals 
  • 3. Good Health and Well-being
  • 4. Quality Education
  • 5. Gender Equality
  • 10. Reducing Inequality
  • 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13. Climate Action