Folk high schools play an important role in many Swedish initiatives aimed at preventing youth marginalisation. Among the Nordic countries, Sweden has the highest proportion of unemployed and socially excluded young people.
Something’s happening in the beds and borders. Vegetables are beginning to compete with flowers in Swedish towns and cities. Municipal gardening projects are on the increase and there are more and more places to enjoy fresh air and meet people in busy urban environments. Growing is a part of the tradition of the Swedish popular movement that is deeply rooted in Swedish society. Now many young people want to learn more about organic cultivation and sustainability.