Grand Final Urban Greenhouse Challenge # 3 – Urban Ag News

June 29 @ Omnia Dialogue Center, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Wageningen University and Research (WUR): After working for eight months to reshape urban food production in a low-income, oppressed food community in Washington DC, ten international teams of students will compete in the final of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge # 3 on June 29, 2022.

During the Grand Final, students will present their concepts and be judged by an international jury that includes Nona Yehia (Vertical Harvest, USA), Patricia Paiva (ISHS, Brazil) and Meiny Prins (Priva, the Netherlands). The three winning teams will receive cash prizes of EUR 10,000, EUR 3,000 and EUR 1,500 respectively.

The program includes a designers’ market where teams will present their concepts and an awards ceremony with presentations from Dhanush Dinesh (Clim-EAT), Sabine O’Hara (District University of Columbia) and Gert Spaargaren (Wageningen University and Research). Throughout the event, our media partners, Renee Snijders and Ed Smit from Eat thatwill broadcast a live radio show paprikatastyradio.

With this event, the Urban Greenhouse Challenge series from WUR will end, as this will be the last edition. The Social Impact edition was conducted in partnership with Columbia University in Washington DC and was attended by 260 students from 70 universities in 20 countries around the world. Among the ten finalists are teams from the USA, Peru, China, Colombia and the Netherlands.

What is “Urban Greenhouse Challenge # 3 – Social Impact Edition”?

The “Urban Greenhouse Challenge” is an international competition for students that, every two years, aims to catalyze innovation in urban agriculture. The third (and final) edition of the Challenge focuses on creating an urban farm concept that ensures sustainable and affordable food production throughout the year, but also generates income for residents of Ward 7, a low-income neighborhood in Washington DC , USA. . Learn more in

About the challenges of WUR students:

Wageningen University & Research organizes challenges for students around the world and supports WUR teams participating in student competitions through WUR Student Challenges. These challenges are a unique and enriching opportunity for students to work on real-life problems and make a difference. Visit WUR Student Challenges website to find out what opportunities exist for students or sponsored businesses.

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