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3rd Workshop Towards Chemical
Pesticide-free Agriculture


October 23rd, 2019 in Helsinki. 

Organized by Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) and the Finnish Organic Research Institute (FORI)

Venue: Hotel Rantapuisto, Furuborginkatu 3, 00980 Helsinki (on the map)


Registration deadline is the 23rd September 



Participation is free of charge, while travel and accommodation is at your cost. Luke and FORI offer lunch and coffee during the seminar.


Accommodation 22.-23.10.19

For accommodation we recommend the Hotel Rantapuisto (the conference venue), where we have reserved a limited number of rooms at the price of


Room Type   Room Rate
Standard Rooms    
Single room   EUR89.00
Twin room   EUR99.00
Superior Rooms    
Single room   EUR119.00
Twin room   EUR129.00
Single room   EUR139.00
Twin room   EUR149.00

Prices include breakfast. All rooms have internet connection, flat screen TV and hair dryer.
Prices do not include loyalty card benefits.
Check-in to the hotel from 15.00 and check-out latest 12.00. Hotel needs to know the arrival time of the group beforehand. The reception is open from 7.00 to 00.30.

Get to know our room types here.

How to book:
- Everyone books ther own rooms at the hotel’s website
- We require credit card number and expiry date to guarantee the booking
- Bookings must be made by latest 08.10.2019. The offered rate will not be valid after this date, and any possible remaining bookings will be made with the day’s rate.
- Please insert booking code LUKE into the group attendee code -field when making a booking


Travel from the Helsinki airport to the city centre:
From the airport to the city centre you can take either train "I" or "P" (about 25min, 5,50€), bus number 615 (about 45min, 5,50€), Finnair city bus (about 30min, 6,30€) or taxi (about 20 min, 45€).
Please note that it is not possible to buy a ticket on the train but you need to buy it in advance from a ticket machine (by the entrance of the train station or at the platform), Alepa shop (T2 Arrivals Hall 2B), R-Kioski shop (T2 Arrivals Hall 2A) or Tourist information (T2 Arrivals Hall 2A). The bus ticket you can buy from the bus driver.

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Travel from the city centre to Hotel Rantapuisto

Please note that it is not possible to buy a ticket (2,90€) on the tram but you need to buy it in advance from a ticket machines, many kiosks and stores.

More information:

See journey planner:


There is the Metro connection from Helsinki center to the Rastila metro station, from where connection by bus toward Ramsinniemi leaves approximately every ten to fifteen minutes (bus no. 560). Exit stop Ramsinniementie (4557) is at the intersection of Meri-Rastilantie and Ramsinniementie roads, from where one walks approximately 600 m along Ramsinniementie road to Hotel Rantapuisto. In addition, during weekdays (Mon-Fri), service line 816 runs from Vuosaari metro station to Rantapuisto starting at 07:00 and ending 18:03. The first shift from hotel to metro station departs at 6:50 and last shift of the service line returns to the metro station in the afternoon at 18:20.  


More information

Sari Autio
Research Manager, PhD
Finnish Organic Research Institute
Phone: +358 29 532 2110
Email: sari.autio(at)