The Test Site 2022 Garden Party

Come hear from Aalto Test Site about their pilot project of three fertilizer research projects this summer with NPHarvest, Putretti, and biochar research projects
Color photo of vegetables, fruit, herbs on an oval wooden table
Color photo showing garden boxes in the foreground and water tank, shed in the background

Meet and greet the Creative Sustainability students during Designs for a Cooler Planet.

Come to The Test Site to hear about their collaboration with NPHarvest, Putretti, and biochar research projects in their community garden.

About the research projects

Ossinlampi site

CO-CARBON: Ossinlampi study site

Part of a collaborative project to study urban green infrastructures, the lawn at Ossinlampi on Aalto's campus is a research site measuring carbon dioxide exchange.

NPHarvest pilot in Recolab


NPHarvest is an Aalto project in collaboration with different stakeholders. The focus is on researching nutrient recovery and its technologies from different kind of liquid waste, including reject water, urine, leachate and septic waste.


Putretti: the sustainable fertilizer exhibited at Designs for a Cooler Planet 2021

Putretti® is a new organic NPK-fertilizer produced from local material flows: compost and wood ash. It can be used for forest fertilization, in agriculture, soil improvement or landscaping.

Life 1.5 in black font and Designs for a Cooler Planet logo on a white, fragmented background.

Life 1.5 – an exhibition of planet-friendly materials, fashion and food

Designs for a Cooler Planet is a five-week-long festival celebrating experiments in planet-friendly materials, fashion, and food.

Black font stating "What's on the menu?" and Designs for a Cooler Planet logo on a white, fragmented background.

What's on the menu?

Better alternatives for food, food systems and packaging.

Creative Sustainability The Test Site with UWAS Innovative Approach to Circular Economy course. © Abigail Garbett

The Test Site

The Test Site is a student-led network of practical sustainability at Aalto University.

Creative Sustainability
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