Connecting more generations and creating social cohesion through gardening?The Campus’n Community and the Ellebjerg gardens revisited

Bent Egberg Mikkelsen (Lecturer)

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Food gardens play an important role in modern urban food strategies (UFS). Can it contribute to creating an active local community? How can different citizen groups, social groups and age groups work together on getting the most out of the same green spot? Can it help connecting more generations and strengthen social cohesion? The Campus’n Community program around the corner from AAU campus has over the years been been a greenhouse for students and researchers from the university using a Service Learning (SL) and Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach. The presentation gives a status of the program based on interviews with local residents and stakeholders and provide some answers to above questions. What are the positions of the teachers, students, the parents, the seniors and other important stakeholders in the local community and how can the garden be taken further to create both learning, social cohesion and food experiences.

Period18 Jun 2019
Event titleAdvanced Training course: Food, Places & Innovation – making sense of new place based food movements. Summer school at Bornholm – the food island of Denmark. Melstedgaard, House of Food Culture, Town of Gudhjem, Bornholm, Denmark, 17-20 June 2019
Event typeCourse
Location Town of Gudhjem, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Melstedgaard
  • Bornholm
  • Urban gardening
  • campus'n community
  • Sydhavn