Selling the Farm

Selling the Farm After over a decade on the farm the time is rapidly approaching when we will be selling it. It will go on the market either in Early June or late August. We will be staying in Nes and I have moved temporarily to a vegetable farm nearby called Furuvoll.    We have done…

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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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Peasants right to sell seeds

Most people I talk to are unaware that the UN General Assembly adopted “The Declaration on the Rights of Peasants” (UNDROP) in December 2018. The declaration aims, among other things, to improve living conditions and strengthen the food sovereignty of peasants in the fight against climate change and aims for the preservation of biodiversity. Through…

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Wwoofing on the Farm

After years of growing on my own, it was with some hesitance that I decided to create a wwoofing account to add more workers to the farm. Wwoofing stands for world-wide opportunities on organic farms and is a platform for connecting organic farms with workers who, in exchange for room, board and education, work about…

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Locally Adapting Pumpkins

  The perennial plant breeder Wes Jackson once said, “If your life’s work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you’re not thinking big enough.” The joy of working on something that is bigger than you and which connects you to the web of life is shared by all plant breeders. Being linked to the reproductive cycles in…

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