Stadsbruk is a way to actively work for sustainable cities, ecologically, economically and socially. It aims to create jobs and growth in the Swedish horticulture sector through organic cultivation and food production in peri urban sites in and around a city. Stadsbruk wants to connect the social benefits of urban gardening with the profitability of farming.
Stadsbruk was a Vinnova project in cooperation with SLU Alnarp, City of Malmö and Xenofilia. The project run from May 2014 until August 2016. There were 13 different actors involved in the project (City of Malmö, SLU, Xenofilia, City of Gothenburg, Växjö municipality, Kristianstad municipality, Rural Economy and Agricultural Societies, Skåne Food Innovation Network, Jewish preschool in Malmö).
Growers rent land from the city of Malmö (minimum 600 square meters) and grow products for sale, either through their own sales channels or at Stadens Skafferi, a monthly market held in Folkets Park in Malmö during the growing season.
Other Stadsbruk in Malmö: Västra Skrävlinge, Botildenborg and Hyllie.