CREWS is an Oslo-based community combining volunteers, workers, and young entrepreneurs to give young people hope for the future.
As part of their urban farming initiative, Hagecrew, CREWS ran the project "Summer in Vaterland 2020" for the municipality of Oslo. This is the second year CREWS has been selected to run this project. The project took place in Vaterlandsparken, a public park in a very challenged neighborhood in Oslo. Youth were employed throughout the summer to bring life to the park.
Photo credit: Crews
In 2019 CREWS invited all residents of Oslo to join their communal dinner with Oslo’s longest dining table. They served dinner made from ingredients harvested in the park and other urban gardens in Oslo. In 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they developed a concept to create a free digital communal dinner inviting people to receive a bag of locally grown vegetables, make soup at home, and post pictures to social media using the hashtag #OslosLengsteLangbord.
The tool will walk you through all steps of how to create your digital communal dinner with locally grown vegetables. It's a Covid-19 proof placemaking tool that brings some joy into your community. Dowload the free manual to get started.
This tool is part of the Oslo placemaking toolbox you can find here.