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Nov 11, 2016

Urban gardening in Sweden.

Urban gardening in Sweden.

They are doing it on the rooftops, on tower block balconies and even on a disused railway: Swedes have discovered a passion for urban gardening as a way of growing fresh food and getting back in touch with nature.

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A general view of Tragard pa Sparet (Garden on the track) is pictured in Stockholm, Sweden, September 15, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A cabbage is seen at Augustenberg Botanical Roof Garden in Malmo, Sweden, September 14, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Carl Gentele, a member of Tragard Pasparet (Garden on the track), poses for a portrait in Stockholm, Sweden, October 3, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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John Block, superintendent at Augustenberg Botanical Roof Garden, waters the plants in a rooftop garden in Malmo, Sweden, September 14, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Pim Bendt, cultivation principal at Bee Urban, adjusts a smoker as he works with the bees at the rooftop terrace in Stockholm, Sweden, September 13, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Kale grows at Kajodlingen farm in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 28, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Daniel Jager waters the plants on the balcony of his apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, September 29, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Lena Israelsson and her husband Stefan Dehlen pose for a portrait at their allotment in Tanto in Stockholm, Sweden, September 20, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Philipp Olsmeyer, founder of Tragard pa Sparet (Garden On The Railway), poses for a portrait in Stockholm, Sweden, September 18, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Vegetables and fruit are lie on a table at Lena Israelsson's allotment garden in Stockholm, Sweden, September 30, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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William Bailey (R) throws an pitchfork as he works together with Jonas Lindh at Kajodlingen farm in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 28, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A general view on Jubileumsparkens odlarforening (Jubilee Park cultivating compound) community farm in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 28, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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William Bailey shows his hands after seeding at Kajodlingen farm in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 28, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A lettuce is pictured at Kajodlingen farm in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 28, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Bees are gather on a beehive frame in Stockholm, Sweden, September 13, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Daniel Jager shows chilli peppers grown on the balcony of his apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, September 29, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Pelle Mattsson, intern gardener at Rosendals Garden, poses for a portrait in front of a greenhouse in Stockholm, Sweden, September 27, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Boxes with plants are pictured at Tragard pa Sparet (Garden on track) in Stockholm, Sweden, September 15, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Pelle Mattsson, intern gardener at Rosendals Garden, harvests during the harvest festival in Stockholm, Sweden, September 11, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Anna Elidson and Frederik Alm pose for a portrait with their gardening box in Stockholm, Sweden, September 26, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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People stand in a greenhouse at Rosendals garden in Stockholm, Sweden, September 11, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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William Bailey, co-founder of Kajodlingen farm, adjusts a seeding machine in Gothenburg, Sweden, September 28, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Daniel Jager waters plants on the balcony of his apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, September 29, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A pumpkin grows at Rosendals Garden in Stockholm, Sweden, September 11, 2016. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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