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EDIBLE ESTATES regional prototype garden #14: AARHUS, denmark

Estate owners: Carsten and Dorte Pedersen
Location: Hammel, Denmark
Commissioned by: The Aarhus School of Architecture
USDA plant hardiness zone:
Established: March 15-16, 2013
Garden exposure: East
Size of garden:



Fruit trees
Apple (Malus domestica ‘Aroma’ – ‘Elstar’- ‘Filippa’ – ‘Discovery’ – ‘Belle de Boskoop’)
Cherries (Prunus colt ‘Lapins’)
Cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘Magda Jensen’)
Fig (Ficus carica ‘Smyrna’)
Pear (Pyrus communis ‘ Greve Moltke’ – ‘Clara Friss’ – ‘Conference’)
Peach (Prunus persica ‘Benedicte’)
Plum (Prunus domestica ‘Opal’)

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)
Beetroots (Beta vulgaris var. conditiva)
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica)
Brussels sprout (Brassica oleracera gemmifera)
Carrot (Daucus carota ssp. sativus)
Celery (Apium graveolens var. dulce)
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus)
Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Kale (Brassica oleracea ssp. acephala)
Leek (Allium porrum)
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
Lovage (Levisticum officinale)
Lollo rosso (Lactuca sativa var. crispa)
Muskmelon (Cucumis melo)
Parsley root (Petroselinum crispum)
Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)
Peas (Pisum sativum)
Potato (Solanum tuberosum ’Rosara’)
Radish (Raphanus sativus)
Red cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata rubra)
Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum)
Rucola (Eruca Sativa)
Rutabaga (Brassica napus)
Shallots (Allium cepa var. aggregatum)
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)
Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa)
Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)
Squash (Cucurbita pepo)
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicon)
White cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata alba)

Basil red (Ocimum basilicum)
Basil Greek (Ocimum basilicum)
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Dill (Anethum graveolens)
Fennel bronze (Foeniculum vulgare)
Green mint (Mentha spicata)
Gingermint (Mentha gracilis ginger)
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
Thyme red (Thymus serpyllum ‘Coccineus’)
Rosemary/Rosmarin (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)
Thyme lemon (Thymus x citriodorus)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Aronia berries (Aronia melanocarpa ’Viking’ – ‘Hugin’)
Blackberries (Rubus fruticosus ‘Navaho’ – ‘Lock Ness’ – ‘Thornless Evergreen’)
Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum ‘Titania’)
Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
Boysenberry (Rubus loganobaccus )
Boxthorn (Lycium barbarum ‘Big Lifeberry’)
Elder (Sambucus nigra)
Elder (Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’)
Gooseberry (Ribes uva-crispa)
Jostaberry (Ribes x nidigrolaria)
Raspberry (Rubus idaeus ‘Autumn Bliss’)
Red currant (Ribes rubrum ‘Stanza’ – ‘Hvid Hollandsk’)

Wine (Vitis vinifera’ Schuyler’ – ‘Himrod’ )

Hazel (Corylus avellana)

Edible flowers
Borage (Borago officinalis)
Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Marigolds (Tagetes tenuifolia)
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)
Viola tricolor (Viola x wittrochiana)


Photographers and videographers
Astrid Brønden Damsgaard, Mads Baj Engedal, Rabea Sara Gonnsen, Anne Monrad Nielsen, Malene Høyer Pedersen, Karen Emilie Sørensen, Jenny Tran
Documentation / Drawings: Vicki Buhl Lausen, Kimmernaq Lyberth, Janne Fjeldtvedt Pedersen, Andreas Obel Bjørn - Præst, Anne Lovisa Thorsén, Ditte Lynggaard Viktor
Dirt movers: Dilja Ranveig Boasdóttir, Iben Enevoldsen, Hanne Hjorth, Gina Helene Hov, Anne Catherine Lyager Langer, Sindri Porkelsson, Sidsel Lindskrog Skogstad, Pernille Kjær Sommer, Annette Vintervold
Material sourcing: Kristoffer Hedegaard Andreasen, Annika Persch Andersen, Peder Gaare, Erin Marie Hauge, Jannie Sophie Grønneberg Hauge, Mads Jørgensen, Simeon Østerlund Nielsen, Kadriye Ozbek, Charlotte Pedersen, Kristian Gatten Pedersen, Rasmus Riedel, Mariann Stigsen, Maria Sindal Stæhr, Ole Gundahl Sørensen, Ruben Lejf Kramer Sørensen
Builders: Thomas Andreas Bevan, Morten Bilde Hougaard, Elisabeth Hult Jakobsen, Frederik Pilgård Jensen, Samuel Møller Nielsen, Charlotte Pedersen, Casper Storm Rasmussen, Jacob Ørum
Planters: Adnan Brkic, Benjamin Erben, Livia Urban Swart Haaland, Anna Kristine Dyhr Hvejsel, Simone Lundtoft Jørgensen, Jeannette Kongsgaar, Julie Krogh Kristensen, Andreas Nielsen, Aisha Seeberg, Sascha Strandgård Rasmussen, Astrid Stjernholm, Ida Gunhild Skovbjerg, Lærke Tolstrup Sørensen
Exhibition: Liv Skovgård Andersen, Ryan Canning, Oliver Thomas Edwards, Simen Marzano Frey
Mads Bjerg Nørkjær, Marie Søndergaard Ramsing, Sebastian Reumert, Mette Romme
Thanks to: Dirk Nowak, Birthe Urup Nygaard
Organizer and professor: Marie Markman

Announcing the OPEN CALL for the Aarhus community of SKJOLDHOJPARKEN for EDIBLE ESTATES regional prototype garden #14, commissioned by THE AARHUS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

Edible Estates brings visible food production to cities, working with families around the world to create diverse organic productive pleasure gardens out their front door. It was initiated on Independence Day 2005 with the planting of the first garden in Salina, Kansas, the geographic center of the United States. Since then others have been planted in Budapest, Istanbul, Rome, Ridgefield (CT), Manhattan, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Austin, London, Maplewood (NJ), and Lakewood, (CA), plus Tel Aviv, Stockholm, and Minneapolis coming later this spring. Prototype garden locations are selected for maximum impact, visibility and influence, providing a vivid contrast with surrounding landscapes of suburban lawns and inner-city concrete.

The design and planting list will be developed in collaboration with the owners. Materials and expenses for the first season of growing will be provided, but the household(s) commit to continuing the garden indefinitely. We will remove the entire front lawn and plant in May 2013 in partnership with students and local residents.The garden will be documented through the first season in a journal by the owners and weekly photos to be featured in the expanded third edition of “Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn” (Metropolis Books) to be released in 2014.

Here are the guidelines for the ideal SKJOLDHOJPARKEN garden site:
- The RESIDENCE should be a typical or common local living situation opening on to the front yard with windows or doors.
- Estate OWNERS should include at least one avid gardener, be enthusiastic about the project while aware of the amount of work it will involve, committed to continuing the garden as long as they are in the house, and eager to share stories about the project, including a regular journal through the first growing season.
- The FRONT LAWN should be flat, pesticide free, with good sun exposure, few large trees or major landscaping, and very visible from the street with regular traffic. It should ideally be surrounded by other front lawns where a disruption would be dramatic.

Email with questions or submissions, which should include:
- Images of your street, front lawn, home and family
- A brief statement about why you are interested
- Your complete address, contact information and full name