Permaculture Experience

Come and join us in our Polar Garden and see what the people of Longyearbyen are talking about! In about three hours, we’ll give you an overview of what Permaculture is and what people are doing around the world as well as about Svalbard and what we’re doing to improve it.  However, you won’t just be hearing and seeing it, you’ll get the chance to be a part of our project and learn about how you can get started as well. We’ll teach you how we plant seeds in our garden and give you the chance to try it out for yourself. Afterwards, we’ll show you where and how we get our fertilizer while giving you a hands-on experience with our process. At the end, we’ll even give you a special souvenir!

Our goal with this is not only to give you a chance to see and experience our Polar Gardens but also to connect you more with the food that you eat and perhaps help you get started in your hometown. If we can do it here, we’re sure that you’ll be able to do it as well. We hope that you can join us and have this unique experience and have a great story to tell when you get home.

Permaculture Experience
Polar Garden

Our Polar Garden

In our garden, we have a wide variety of setups for various edible and decorative plants. When you come and visit, you’ll see that it’s also somewhat of a laboratory where we experiment on different ways to effectively grow them. Given the amount of energy required to maintain such an environment in a permafrost region, we try to find the best way to grow them in order to stay sustainable. Of course, we only use organic products, especially with our fertilizer – worm castings our worms produce right here in Svalbard.

Price and Details

Minimum number of people: 2

Maximum number of people: 10

Price: 695 NOK per person

Duration: About 3 hours

Meeting Point: In front of Coal Miners’ Cabins

Days: Every day except some holidays

Time: By appointment

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