In the footsteps of Wergeland and Schübeler

I recently attended a gathering organized by the Norwegian Seed Savers which included a broad network of gardeners and plant enthusiasts from all over Norway. We gathered in the priest’s farm at Ringebu which is one of the jewels in the crown of the recently established Schübeler Gardens.  Frederik Schübeler (1815 – 1892) was a Norwegian botanist and curator at the…

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Selling the Farm

Selling the Farm After over a decade on the farm the time has come to selling it. Here is the link for those who may want to buy it. The showing is on the 2nd October. We will be staying in Nes and I have moved temporarily to a vegetable farm nearby called Furuvoll.    We…

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Web of Ecological Thought

Studying organic agriculture was a letdown for me. I had expected to learn about ecology but was instead confronted with the workings of tractors, contribution margin calculations and basically conventional agriculture minus the sprays. I wanted to learn about how to relate to ecology in a sustainable way based on the science of ecology.  Instead…

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Seed Saving Course

I´ll be holding a brand new seed course on the 11th and 24th January 2022. In it I´ll go through the basics as well as looking at how to save seeds from the following plants and their relatives: Amaranth, Beans, Tomato, Lettuce, Squash, Onion, Carrot and Cabbage. The course will be in English, with a…

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Balancing out individual carbon budgets

Finding real solutions to global warming is THE challenge of our time. So far, we have achieved nothing of significance in reversing the trend to runaway global warming. There are growing cracks in the techno-optimistic belief that a shift of the economy over to renewable energy will save us. Increasingly, faith in consumerist, production focused, globalized,…

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