Fresh and locally sourced produce is a key ingredient for restaurateurs such as Sweden’s well-known farm-to-fork restaurants Ulriksdals Värdshus and Emmer. In the Royal gardens of Ulriksdal in Stockholm, the chefs and gardeners have been using the Spowdi system for the past two years and have experienced an improvement in the quantity and quality of their food produce.
In the Royal gardens of Ulriksdal in Stockholm, is Ulriksdals Värdshus. Here, the chefs and gardeners, along with Spowdi, have installed the Spowdi smart farming system to test how vegetables can be grown using less water, with the sun as the only power source. The two-acre farm is divided into eight sections and grows salad greens, kale, zucchini, berries, spices, and flowers. The Spowdi drip irrigation system is connected to a dam and irrigates all eight zones with the precise amount of water required for the crop.
We are seeing a marked and consistent improvement in our crop yield like zucchini. They are growing faster and bigger. This helps us serve more fresh produce from our farm to our clientele.Maria Hult, Chief gardener
The results have been truly encouraging. “We are seeing a marked and consistent improvement in our crop yield like zucchini. They are growing faster and bigger. This helps us serve more fresh produce from our farm to our clientele,” says Maria Hult, the chief gardener.
Encouraged by the outcome, Ulriksdals Värdshus plans to expand their locally grown produce and install more Spowdi systems. To make their farming practices more regenerative, they are exploring ways to circulate the drinking water used to rinse vegetables to irrigate their crops.
The Spowdi smart irrigation system helps restaurateurs move towards their goal to create a circular and sustainable ecosystem, improve produce traceability, and move away from industrially produced food.
Size of farm
Salad greens, kale, zucchini, berries, spices, flowers and more
Higher crop yields, lower costs
Increase crop yields on existing farmland with Spowdi’s solar-powered drip irrigation system, proven to generate higher crop yield with significantly less water and lower operating costs compared with fossil fuel pumps.
Save water with precision farming
By distributing water directly to the plant drop by drop, the Spowdi Mobile Pro system, combined with drip irrigation, can save up to 80% of water compared with traditional irrigation methods like flooding.
Save time for other activities
Using our solar-powered drip irrigation system instead of traditional irrigation, often done manually, saves significant time for farmers and their families, to engage in other life-enriching activities, including education.
Discover other Spowdi stories
Small-hold farmers play a crucial role in driving an agricultural evolution that is fossil-free and regenerative. Spowdi’s fossil-free irrigation system enables them to secure higher crop yields, greater profitability, and with it, greater independence. Read more about Spowdi adopters and ambassadors below.
SEWA sisters train in Spowdi Smart Farming
Spowdi has initiated the ‘Train the Trainer Programme’ in collaboration with the SEWA-supported Grassroot Trading Network for Women and SHL Medical. The program aims to provide education and training for SEWA grassroots members to be expert trainers in ‘Smart Farming’ and thereby enabling them to become economically independent micro-entrepreneurs. women's independence.