The purpose with this thesis project is to investigate methods of how we grow, harvest and cultivate produce food, materials and resources in the Limfjord area in the northern part of Denmark. I studied how to harvest and cultivate water rather than soil.
The site’s cultural history, construction practice and landscape have informed the project, which creates a framework for local activity based on the resources of the water, knowledge sharing and food production contributes to a sustainable aquaculture in the Limfjord.
The purpose of the project is to create a Folk High School (Højskole) where there is room for the residents to learn about nature’s pantry, to cultivate and harvest the water and the learning about crops and its cultivation. You must be able to touch, dig and feel the knowledge of this school.
This kind of food production is a current and sustainable alternative to a land based agriculture as it does not cause methane emissions. In addition, seaweed and mussels have a cleaning effect on the fjord as they absorb nitrogen and phosphorus from the water. In this way, oxygen depletion is prevented.
Not only food can be harvested from the waters, also resources like seaweed for insulation and roof clading can be harvested.
The hunt for the authentic, the contemporary and the natural is greater than ever before, and being in the nature has become an important thing for many people in Denmark.