Day 1 - Thomas Harttung: Urban Food Systems
Thomas Harttung is an organic farmer and forester at Barritskov Farm in Denmark, since 1984. In 1996, he founded Barritskov Vegetable Garden, which in 1999 was converted to Aarstiderne in collaboration with Soren Ejlersen.
This company, which delivers organic fruit, vegetables and grocery products directly to homes and businesses in Denmark, Sweden and Germany revolutionised the way people buy organic produce.
In 2005, Thomas also founded BlackCarbon and GreenCarbon in order to address the complex interface between environmental sustainability, food security and climate change.
Time Magazine named him one of the Heroes of the Environment in 2009.