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Dear EdiCitNet supporters,

Welcome to the EdiCitNet Newsletter! Read on in order to find out more about the latest project news, as well as exciting upcoming events. 

Edible Cities Networking Session #4: Grassroots + Green Urban Food Initiatives

Join us on October 27 (11.00-12.00) to talk to members of grassroots Edible City Initiatives from around Europe. At this session you'll have the chance to ask questions and chat to the following urban gardening and urban farming experts:

Nienke Bouwhuis from Groen010 and Krachtgroen (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

Paula Firmbach from Prinzessinnengarten Kollektiv (Berlin, Germany)

And Ruth Smart from the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership (Brighton, UK)

These networking sessions are casual, friendly meet-ups that happen every couple of months and are open to everyone who is interested in the topic of sustainable food systems and how nature-based solutions can play a role in supporting their development.

Bring your ideas, questions - and your mid-morning coffee! We look forward to seeing you there.

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EdiCitNet Awards 2022 – Applications open!

Do you help run an urban food initiative (or know of one) that's having a positive impact on its local food system, making its city greener and bringing people together?

Then you could apply for an Edible Cities Network Award and be in with the chance of winning a travel grant worth up to 2000 Euro!

The awards are open to all individuals, groups and organisations that are working to make our cities’ food systems more sustainable - whether that's through urban farming, food sharing, seed banks or community kitchens - the list goes on...

There are three prizes available in the following categories:

●       Most innovative individual action

●       Most innovative social engagement process

●       Best overall Edible City approach

The application form will close at midnight on November 10, 2022.

Find out more and apply

Webinar on green communities in Europe

On November 9th (10.00-11.00 CEST), we are organising a free webinar exploring how local government agencies can support green communities in making cities in Europe more socially inclusive and ecologically resilient.

You will also learn how inclusive green communities can be established, nurtured and sustained.

Examples will draw upon the experiences generated from the Edible Cities Network Project, which works with cities across Europe and beyond in exploring how the power of food can stimulate community action, innovation and systemic transformations and change.

This event is an official European Week of Regions and Cities side event. For more information on #EURegionsWeek, see

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Pre-registration for the 2023 Edible Cities Network Conference

The 2023 Edible Cities Network Conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain from 15–17 March 2023. If you're interested in attending, please complete this form to express your interest. We will email you when ticket registrations open. 

Pre-register here
EdiCitNet on Telegram

Join our Telegram Channel in order to keep up to date with upcoming events or become a member of our Telegram Group, where you can get in touch and discuss on the topic with fellow edible city enthusiasts! 
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EdiCitNet Annual Meeting 2022

We were very happy to be able to hold our annual meeting in person at the beginning of September in Ljubljana. EdiCitNet members from ten different countries and a total of thirthy partner organizations joined the four-day event. Read more about it here!
EdiCitNet City Exchanges
Berlin: The first of the series of exchanges took part August 25–28 in Berlin. During the four days event, participants got the chance to visit both of Berlin's Living Labs and learn about the Edible City Solutions being implemented in a newly developed neighbourhood and a still-active cemetery. Read the full article about the event here
OsloThe second exchange took place September 13–15 in the Norwegian capital. Here we could learn more about the initiatives working on-site at the EdiCitNet Living Lab, located on the grounds of the beautiful historical estate Linderud gård. During our stay we also learned more about Oslo's Strategy for Urban Agriculture and visited community gardens across the city. You can read more about the exchange here. Also check out the video that one of the participants made of the exchange on our YouTube channel
RotterdamThe last of the series of exchanges took place September 21–23 in Rotterdam. The Dutch city has a very well-connected network of green initiatives that we got to know during our stay there. Participants also got the chance to meet the city's Green Broker and even engage in some hands-on work at an initiative of their choice. Read all about it here
Linderud community garden awarded at the Oslo Municipality's Garden Awards 2022

The 4 winners of the Oslo Municipality's Garden Awards for 2022 have been chosen, and Linderud community garden—the site of EdiCitNet's Living Lab—won the award for this year's garden with a focus on environmental, social and economic sustainability!

In total there are 4 different categories:

1. Community garden of the year.

2. Private garden of the year.

3. Garden of the year with a focus on biological diversity.

4. Garden of the year with a focus on environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Oslo Municipality's Garden Awards honour gardens that contribute to making Oslo a green, beautiful, healthy and people-friendly city. The garden prize is a competition with long traditions and was first held in 1921. Congratulations Linderud community garden! 

News from the Living Lab in Andernach

The latest events in the EdiCitNet Living Lab in Andernach include a zucchini harvest in August, a big part of which was donated to Caritas Andernach and a pumpkin harvest in October. Both events were public and every garden enthusiast was welcome to join them! 

But the season isn't over yet and neither are the planned events. As part of the autumn holiday program of the local youth center, the community garden will be turned into a "Spooky garden" in the end of October. Later on, in November, there is a sunchoke harvest with the participation of schools and kindergartens. Those who wish, can use the harvested sunchokes to plant them in their own gardens.  
Urban Agriculture Festival in Nice
On September 10th, EdiCitNet partner SEMIDE participated in the urban agriculture festival organised by the City of Nice, France on the occasion of Saint-Bertoumiéu. This event brought together more than 60 exhibitors such as associations, companies and shopkeepers to promote urban agriculture and local production.

This was an opportunity to present the EdiCitNet Project, its functioning, its objectives and the application carried out in Nice in cooperation with the community gardens during the round table organised on adaptation to climate change.

EdiCitNet Factsheets

Check the newly uploaded to our website Factsheets and get inspired by amazing edible city ideas! You can find them all here


The EdiCitNet project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 776665

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