About us

It's been some years since new ways of lifestyle and co-existing emerge in the city, driven by the economic crisis and social changes.

Barcelona is the city of rooftops. Contrary to metropolis of other latitudes, its mild climate and an inexpensive way of construction made Barcelona the city of habitable roofs that are unused. Nevertheless, little by little there is more interest in these open spaces full of possibilities. At Growinpallet we believe that this space should be recovered and given to personal, community use, or in order to restore the biodiversity in the city.

Growinpallet is a social and sustainable company that offers installation, maintenance, advice and support services on ecological urban gardens on unused roofs and terraces of Barcelona. Besides urban gardens installation, we develop and carry out the role of Urban Farmer, the person that carries out the maintenance of your garden and offers support in order to guarantee an abundant and high quality harvest of organic vegetables.

Only with the sun light, soil, water and a bit of technical knowledge we all can contribute to turning unused urban areas into sustainable, edible urban landscape. The role of urban farmer goes beyond promotion of urban gardening, it's to foster a conscious lifestyle that takes into consideration natural environment and the community. Through offering our services we aim to create an urban gardening network that would become a trigger to ecological, economical and social change towards sustainability.

Gardening

Our vision is to make urban agriculture a common practice in Barcelona and accessible to all. Through educational workshop, assessmenet, installation and maintenance services, always tailored to the needs of each of the customers, we want to get all citizens involved, no matter the age or social status, in food cultivation, increasing the biodiversity, decreasing the energy use as well as creating the sinergy effect between humans and nature.

Team

Oscar Pascual

Oscar Pascual

IT ingineer and nature lover. After spending some time working in tech sector he travelled around New Zealand working on organic farms. Thanks to this journey he realized that agriculture should be more present in his life and in city where he lives. Now he shares ideas and energy with his colleagues in order to make Barcelona rooftops green!

Patrycja Krzysiek

Patrycja Krzysiek

After having completed her master's degree in International Relations she left Poland, her homeland to discover Ireland where she lived for 2 years. In 2008 she arrived in Barcelona and fell in love with its natural surroundings. After moving out of city she started her adventure with gardening, first in her home garden and now collaborating with Growinpallet. She likes to combine learning and fun designing urban garden games for kids from the scholar garden project.

Victor Pascual

Victor Pascual

One of those vegetarians that are not making a case for it every single moment. After having worked for 5 years with groups at risk of social exclusion, cycling through the city, he got interested in how to make the city of Barcelona less polluted, for this reason he contacted with GrowinPallet, with which he shares the vision of making the city greener, healthier and supporting local suppliers.