Welcome to østergro
The name might be hard to pronounce but it is not hard to become a part of. The whole idea behind ØsterGRO comes from the US and today we got employees from 5 different nationalities. Every Wednesday people from Australia to Norway, US to China join us for our weekly volunteer day and you are also welcome.
ØsterGRO started in 2014 and is the first rooftop farm in Denmark, established on top of the old car-auction house, Nellemannhuset, in the heart of Copenhagen's Climate Neighbourhood. ØsterGRO covers 600 m2 with fields of organic vegetables, herbs and eatable flowers, a greenhouse, henhouse and three bee-hives. ØsterGRO is organized as a community-supported agriculture (CSA) and sells its produce, in cooperation with the urban agriculture Seerupgaard in Dragør, to 40 members who pays for one year at a time for a share of the harvest. But ØsterGRO is not only for the members and volunteers who participate in the project. It is a green breathing space for the whole city! With Gro Spiseri we want to invite even more people up in our green surroundings creating unique dining experiences for our guests. During the year, you can enjoy seasonal dinners around the long table in the greenhouse, as well as the many food-workshops and open-air special events we run.
Join us for dinner
At ØsterGRO we have our own organic restaurant - Gro Spiseri where we serve the best of the season in the beautiful surroundings of the farm. All organic and from local producers. We are open every night from Thursday to Monday.
Go to grospiseri.dk to book a table.
Join ØsterGro: Become a volunteer
We can always use an extra hand on the roof. From May to mid-December you can join us every Wednesday on the roof from 10am to 6pm. We do all kinds of work in the field and no former knowledge about farming or gardening is required as long as you do not mind getting dirt on your hands. You are free to come and go as you like and around 2pm there will be a big lunch for everybody. Sounds like fun? Fill out the form below and join us next Wednesday.
Become a member
Throughout the season ØsterGro delivers greens once a week to 40 member families. At the moment the waiting list is very long but if you live in Copenhagen permanently or plan to stay a few years we would love to have you as a member:) Sign up for the waiting list by filling out the formular below.