A unique learning space
A unique project in Odense is Halmhuset (The Straw House), a hands-on learning space built in 2015 out of eco-friendly and sustainable materials. In this unique learning space, students learn about sustainable development through different projects. At Halmhuset, primary and secondary students get first-hand experience working with environmental challenges such as recycling and micro-plastics in water.
The City Garden Åhaven
In 2015, Odense's city garden was created on Jørgens Gade. In the city garden, individuals from the community rent plant beds and grow organic produce. The garden has 65 plant boxes and a campfire available to the community. Throughout the year, there are events in the garden such as an apple-juice event, a terrarium workshop, and a spring gardening party.
Odense School Gardens
Another innovative project is Odense school gardens. The project consists of three gardens that are used as an experiential learning tool for children to connect with nature. In the garden, children get an opportunity to learn outside the classroom. Children explore the gardens while also learning about sustainability and how vegetables are grown. The school gardens are also open to the local community. They are encouraged to visit the gardens through special events.
Odense continues to shine as an innovative and sustainable city with its green spaces, sustainable modes of transportation, and unique learning environments.