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Polar Permaculture Solutions

Vei 100-6-7 | Postboks 1025, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
+47 469 54 875
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We went as a group, with the excitement of knowing how in polar artic someone can do permaculture... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Flor R
Very good

We visited the polar permaculture whilst in Svalbard very good experience worth the visit friendly... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Vivien S
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Polar Permaculture Solutions is based in Longyearbyen, Norway on the archipelago of Svalbard. We are applying permaculture principles, techniques and practices to grow food and build local resilience in this northern-most community in the world.
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Vei 100-6-7 | Postboks 1025, Longyearbyen 9171, Norway
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We went as a group, with the excitement of knowing how in polar artic someone can do permaculture! Seemed a super interesting topic!. However we received a detailed information about Ben's financial restrictions and lack of support from investors, and he stated clearly that for...More

Thank Flor R
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Sprock3t, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thanks for your feedback, but we offer five different tours. The tour you choose was a 30 min tour, and it is just enough time to go over the basics. With the three hour tour, we cover more about Permaculture, and also do hands on...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We visited the polar permaculture whilst in Svalbard very good experience worth the visit friendly owner

Thank Vivien S
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Was a pleasure to have you and welcome back anytime :)

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

the owner benjamin is a sweet motivated guy, very excited about telling how he initiated the place. he will answer questions you may have in detail. if you are interested in permaculture, individual independent agriculture, organic and healthy food; you should certainly visit the place.

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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Dear Murat, It was such a pleasure to meet you, and your lovely wife. All the best to you both, and I hope to see you both again one day soon!

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I visited Longyearbyen at work. I heard that the environment in this town is not growing plants, foodstuffs etc are all air transporting. He thinks solely on such a town, and cultivates plants and breeds of quails. What I was most impressed to not waste...More

Thank Tenshi K
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Sprock3t, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear Tenshi, It was a pleasure to have you and thanks for your kind words. There is much work to be done, but it is also important to recognise what has been accomplished so far. We hope to see you again soon in the near...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

What an amazing initiative! It is so worth visiting and supporting. Ben and his volunteering son were incredibly kind. They picked us up from our hotel, and showed us around their incredible set up. It is really nice to learn about new ideas that can...More

Thank Aymo_-H-001
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Sprock3t, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Thanks for you visit and your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon...

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

I can not speak highly enough about our tour with Ben. He picked my husband, our 2 year old, and myself up from our hotel, having a car seat ready. He first took us on a tour of the city, including to the seed vault,...More

Thank Amanda M
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Sprock3t, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Amanda, It was a great pleasure to you have you your family in the tour yesterday. I truly hope you all consider spending more time here next time, and look forwards to meeting you all again soon . Best regards, Ben

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours with Ben going through his vision for the Permaculture Farm and getting hands on with the work he does. He has convinced local businesses to return their unused herbs and veggies to him and he then creates compost with worms and...More

Thank Katrina T
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dear Katrina, It was a pleasure to have you and welcome back anytime :)

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We booked a cooking date in November 2017 with Chef Benjamin for the last evening of our stay in Svalbard. Ben picked us up at our hotel and when I told him I hadn't had a chance to see the seed vault he took us...More

Thank JacknCris
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dear Chris, It was a pleasure to have both of you for the cooking class, and you both performed beautifully. Thanks again and welcome back anytime.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in sustainability then make sure you book this tour - you won't be disappointed! This experience was one of the most personal and unique experiences we've had during our stay in Longyearbyen. The really special part of the 3-hour tour was...More

Thank KylieTilly
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Sprock3t, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thanks for your kind words and welcome back again soon.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Chef Benjamin, owner of Polar Permaculture is passionate about sustainability. All of Longyearbyen's waste is sent to Sweden to be incinerated, at huge environmental and economic cost. Before Ben came along, that included all of Longyearbyen's food waste. Through persistence, hard work and his infectious...More

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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thanks for your kind words David, but we are a bit short of composting all of the town's waste. Our dream is to do that and that is exactly what we are working towards. We plan to make biogas and turn the sewage into heat,...More

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