Ahlman school Foundation

Ahlmanin koulun Säätiö sr

Ahlman is a multidisciplinary vocational school and farm with a history spanning over 200 years. The school has a wide range of trainings such as agriculture, landscaping, travel, arts and crafts, eSports, game design and many others.

Offering innovative training methods, tasty local food, a pleasant environment and friendly service, Ahlman farm and campus is uniquely situated within Tampere City, the largest inland city in the Nordic region. Ahlman is a notable regional food sector, travel and business developer. Ahlman farm maintains finncattle genetic lineages, produces local dairy and meat products and experiments with regenerative soilfoodweb and Holistic Management methods.

Role in the project

Ahlman participates in Tampere Fusilli team and connects the project to a pre-existing municipal Food Policy Council (Pirkanmaan Ruokafoorumi) with its network of food system actors and a knowledge sharing platform (www.parastapirkanmaalta.fi). Within the farm campus, Ahlman develops soilfoodweb-based manure composting methods and biointensive raised-bed market gardening. The compost-based garden will be a participatory living lab for students, urban farmers and food enthusiasts.