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Fascinating insight!

We were lucky enough to be the only couple booked on am evening tour with Benjamin. We really... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Zarparina
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Oslo, Norway
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Awesome Experience

As the owner Ben said on our tour, "Longyearbyen is a special place." Ben's passion for sustainable... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
MBren38
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

This is a great project, run by a luvly bunch of folks in an amazing location.

It's well worth a visit to learn what they are doing and get some inspirational to take home.

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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Thanks for your kinds words and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Ben and his team are truly knowledgeable and passionate about making Longyearbyen a greener city. They are the first up here (in modern days) to produce greens at this scale and are a source of inspiration for the rest of the community!
During my visit I felt like I was taking part of a futuristic concept showing the loads of work they put into their projects, and can't wait to see where they are heading! :)

Thank Astrid D
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Sprock3t, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thanks for your kind words Astrid, and we hope you come visit us again soon!

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

When my husband and I travel we like to include the experience of cooking with a local chef. We decided to cook with Ben since Svalbard is such a unique place and thought he could give us a good "taste" of the food on this remote island. He gave us a tour of his greenhouse where he's growing a variety of greens plus raising game hens and soon to have fish in a above ground pool he's just acquired. We cooked in a small kitchen used to prep tapas for the Tapas Bus that is a tour around town. We prepared cured whale with Lingon berry dressing, and micro greens (from his greenhouse) on flat bread. The main dish was reindeer stew on top of garlic mashed potatoes. Dessert was classic Norwegian brown cheese panacotta with marinated cloud berries. Everything was delicious!!! Ben was charming and very helpful. He has a passion for what he is doing and many ideas to make growing and cooking on Svalbard a positive experience.

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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thanks for your kind words and support Donna.
It was a pleasure to have all of you and I do hope to meet you all again soon!

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

Came here in January 2016 and met Ben. By the time I left in August 2017, things really took off and the amazing dome is now in place. Definitely a must-see in Svalbard. You won't believe your eyes!

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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

So cool that you visited us Travin, and we hope that you come visit us again one day soon!

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

What an experience! Ben and his team have done such a great job on this project. The time and dedication put into the greenhouse is astounding. Everyone is educated, informative, and passionate about permaculture in the arctic.

I am looking forward to see how they expand in the future, and what experiments and trials come from the dark season. Great job, guys! I am looking forward to my second tour soon!

Thank E3618XEjustinb
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Benjamin V, Owner at Polar Permaculture Solutions, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2017

Thanks so much for you postive words and time Justin B!
It was a pleasure to have you on the tour and we hope you come back to visit again soon.

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