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Announcing the 4th Permaveggies course in the Edible Garden

Norsk: Se lengre ned på siden

English:
This is the course for you who want to learn more about perennial vegetables and forest gardening in a course held in and around Norway’s world-renowned Edible Garden, now one (of 4) Permaculture Land Centres in Norway, led by author and head of KVANN / Norwegian Seed Savers, Stephen Barstow. There will be lectures on Allium, an extended garden walk, making lunch and dinner with spring harvested produce, foraging on the shoreline and the ostrich fern tour along the Homla river canyon. Full program, pictures and link to pictures in the pdf at the bottom

It is also possible to extend your stay to Monday when we will work together in KVANN’s gardens at Væres Venner in Ranheim on Monday 11th May.

Course fee and registration: You must either be a member of KVANN or the Norwegian Permaculture Association. NOK 1600 (for the whole weekend) for KVANN members (membership costs NOK 250), NOK 1800 for members of the Norwegian Permaculture Association. Kr. 900 for students and unemployed. There is a binding registration when paying the course fee. VIPPS to 91529516 (private). Bank account: 82306086762. This course has been fully subscribed all the times it has been arranged in the past with a waiting list. If you sign up but are later prevented attending, there are good chances of finding someone take over your place and we will help advertising that!

Sign up to sbarstow2@gmail.com with your name, address, email, phone and year of birth (we need this information because we are seeking support from Studieforbund Natur og Miljø)

Norsk:  Dette er kurset for deg som vil lære mer om flerårige grønnsaker og skogshaging i og rundt Norges verdenskjent Spiselig Hage, nå et (av 4) Permakultur Land Sentre i Norge, ledet av forfatter og leder av KVANN, Stephen Barstow. Det blir foredrag om Allium, utvidet hagevandring og felles matlaging, sanketur i fjæra og strutsevingetur langs Homla. Fullt program, bilder og lenk til bilder fra de 3 tidligere kurs kan man laste ned nederst på denne siden.

Det er også mulighet å være med på dugnad i KVANNs hager hos Væres Venner mandag 11. mai.
Kursavgift og påmelding: Man må enten være medlem av KVANN eller Norsk Permakultur Forening. Kr. 1600 (for hele helgen) for medlemmer av KVANN (medlemskap koster kr. 250), kr. 1800 for medlemmer av Norsk Permakultur Forening. Kr. 900 for studerende og arbeidsledige. Det er bindende påmelding ved betaling av kursavgifta. VIPPS til 91529516 (privat). Bankkonto: 82306086762. Dette kurset har blitt fulltegnet alle ganger tidligere med venteliste. Om man tegner seg på, men senere blir forhindret er det gode sjanser for å få noen til å ta over plassen din og det skal vi hjelpe til med!

Påmelding til sbarstow2@gmail.com med ditt navn, adresse, epost, telefon og fødselsår (dette trenger vi fordi vi søker støtte fra Studieforbund Natur og Miljø).

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THE NEW EDIMENTALS SEED TRADE LIST FOR 2019-2020

Updated 24th Feruary 2020


WELCOME TO MY NEW SEED TRADE LIST FOR 2019-20, THIS YEAR WITH 390 VARIETIES
17, 18, 19 in brackets indicates the harvesting year for the seed. Concerning seed quantity: as I don’t have many plants of each species, seed quantity is limited in most cases. Therefore, for some species you may only get a few seeds. Many species are harvested in my garden. Others are surplus from trade and purchase. OUT: Means out of stock.  NB! Cultivars do not always come true. I offer them anyway, but no guarantees to what you will get!  NB! Traditional vegetables are at the end of the list with (mostly) common English names first.
NOTE: I don’t sell seed and I won’t be doing many trades this winter due to a busy schedule. However, I offer all plus many more to members of Norwegian Seed Savers (KVANN) through our spring (February) year book and autumn catalogue. To become a member go to http.//kvann.no and click on “Bli med”. It costs kr. 250 / year plus postage and packing.
For trades, I am mainly interested in uncommon hardy perennials, but I may also be interested in annuals.
NB! Not all plants in this list are edible, although almost all are!

Botanical Name (year of harvest)

Aconitum lycoctonum (17) Poisonous
Adenophora bulleyana  (18)
Adenophora khasiana  (17)
Adenophora lilliifolia  (17)
Adenophora pereskiifolia alba(17)
Adenophora remotiflora (17)
Adenophora tashiroi  (17)
Adenophora triphylla v japonica (17)
Adenostyles alpina (17)
Agastache foeniculum (19)
Agastache rugosa (18)
Akebia quinata (19)
Alcea rosea (18)
Allium acuminatum (18)
Allium aflatunense (18)
Allium albidum (18)
Allium amethystinum “Forelock” (18)
Allium anisotepalum (19)
Allium atroviolaceum (18)
Allium barsczewskii (18)
Allium bekeczalicum (19)
Allium bekeczalicum x alaicum (19)
Allium brevicaule (19)
Allium caesium Ex-Kyrgyzstan  (19)
Allium canadense bulbils (19)
Allium carinatum pulchellum (18)
Allium carinatum pulchellum “Album” (19,18)
Allium carolinianum (19) (2 accessions)
Allium cernuum mix (19)
Allium cernuum ‘Tall Mix’ (17)
Allium cretaceum (19)
Allium darwasicum (19)
Allium decipiens (18)
Allium erubescens (18)
Allium cf. erubescens (19)
Allium fetisowii (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Auen 4” (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Bygland” (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Gribovskij 21” (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Leppasyrja” (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Neset” (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Svenskelauk” (17) (Norwegian heirloom onion)
Allium flavescens (18) (Open pollinated hybrid)
Allium flavum (18,17) several varieties
Allium fuscoviolaceum (19)
Allium globosum (19)
Allium gultschense (19)
Allium gunibicum (19)
Allium hymenorrhizum (19)
Allium insubricum (19)
Allium jajlae (19)
Allium jesdianum “Akbulak” (19)
Allium karataviense (19) 2 accessions
Allium karelinii (19)
Allium korolkowii (19)
Allium lenkoranicum (19)
Allium lipskyanum (19)
Allium macranthum (19)
Allium macrostemon var uralense (18)
Allium mairei (18)
Allium maximowiczii (18)
Allium nigrum (19)
Allium nutans “Ex-Berkutenko” (18)
Allium nutans Ex-“Caroline” (19)
Allium nutans “Isabelle” (19)
Allium nutans Ex-“Lena” (17)
Allium nutans Ex-“Russia/A305” (19)
Allium nutans / flavescens hybrid? (Kazakhstan) (white flowers) (19)
Allium obliquum (19)
Allium oschaninii (19)
Allium ovalifolium (17)
Allium ovalifolium var. leuconeurum (19)
Allium paczoskianum (19)
Allium paniculatum (19)
Allium paradoxum normale (17) Two accessions
Allium platyspathum (19)
Allium praescissum (19)
Allium pskemense x cepa (19)
Allium ramosum (19)
Allium rotundum (19)
Allium rosenbachianum (19)
Allium sarawschanicum (19)
Allium saxatile (19)
Allium schoenoprasoides Ex-Kazakhstan (19)
Allium schoenoprasum “Bergsbygrenda” (17) Norwegian heirloom
Allium schoenoprasum “Black Pedicels” (17)
Allium schoenoprasum “Bohemia” (17)
Allium schoenoprasum “Erecta” (17)
Allium schoenoprasum “Prazska” (17)
Allium schubertii (17)
Allium severtzovioides (19)
Allium sewerzowii (19)
Allium spirale (19)
Allium splendens (19)
Allium stenodon (18)
Allium stipitatum “Goliath” (19)
Allium stipitatum “Mount Everest” (19)
Allium strictum (18)
Allium suaveolens (19)
Allium thunbergii “Ozawa” (19)
Allium tianschanicum (19)
Allium trachyscordum (18)
Allium triquetrum (18)
Allium tuberosum(19)
Allium unifolium (18)
Allium ursinum (18)
Allium victorialis ‘Granvin, SW Norway’ (18) Wild collected
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Hopen, Norway’ (17)
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Lofoten’ (18)
Allium victorialis “Ex-Massif Central” (19)
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Ringve’ (19)
Allium victorialis “Ex-Tei, Japan” (19)
Allium wallichii (19)  Several OP accessions
Althaea officinalis (17) 2 accessions
Amaranthus chlorostachys (18, 17)
Amaranthus “Mix” (18)
Anemone rivularis (18)
Angelica archangelica ssp archangelica v. Majorum “Vossakvann” (18)K (Voss Angelica) “Bordalen” plus one other accession
Aquilegia chrysantha (19)
Arabis alpina (18,17)
Aralia californica (19, 18)
Aralia cordata (19) (Edible Garden)
Aralia cordata (18) (Other accessions)
Arctium lappa (19)
Arctium lappa (19) 4 accessions wild collected Østlandet, Norway
Armeria maritima (17)
Asparagus officinalis “3lb Coffee Can” (19) from Seed Savers Exchange
Asphodelus albus (18)
Atriplex hortensis “Britas Tradgardsmalla” (18)
Atriplex hortensis “Lilla Næstvedskole” (18)
Barbarea vulgaris “Variegata” (19)
Basella alba “Red” (16)
Begonia heracleifolia var nigricans (19)
Beta maritima (17) from Cornwall, UK
Beta trigyna (19)
Boehmeria gigantea (18)
Boehmeria sieboldiana (18)
Broussonetia kazinoki (18)
Buddleja davidii (18)
Bunias erucago (17)
Calamintha grandiflora (19)
Calamintha grandiflora “Variegata” (19)
Calochortus macrocarpus macrocarpus (19)
Calochortus palmeri palmeri (19)
Caltha palustris himalensis (18)
Camassia leichtlinii v azurea (19)
Campanula americana (17)
Campanula cervicaria (17)
Campanula glomerata “Alba”(19)
Campanula latifolia macrantha (18)
Campanula latifolia “Mix” (19)
Campanula medium (17)
Campanula persicifolia (19)
Campanula “Pink Octopus”
Campanula punctata Ex-“Rubrifolia”(19)
Campanula rapunculus (17)
Campanula trachelium “Bernice” (19)
Capsicum cardenasii (18)
Carum carvi “Pink flowered” (19)
Cedronella canariensis
Centaurea solstitialis (18)
Chaerophyllum bulbosum (19)
Chelidonium majus (18)
Chenopodium bonus-henricus (18); 2 accessions
Chenopodium giganteum (17)
Chenopodium formosanum (17) (Taiwanese Quinoa)
Cicerbita alpina (18)
Cicerbita plumieri (18)
Cirsium canum (17)
Cirsium eriophorum (19)
Cirsium tuberosum (19)
Cladrastis kentuckea (19)
Claytonia virginiana (19)
Clematis alpina (18)
Clinipodium chinense v parviflorum (17)  From Japan
Clinipodium vulgare (18)
Commelina coelestis (19)
Cornus mas (19)
Crambe cordifolia (18)
Crambe maritima (19, 18,17)
Crataegus rotundifolius (17)
Cryptotaenia japonica “Atropurpurea” (19)
Darmera peltata (17)
Dianthus albus (17)
Elsholtzia ciliata (18,17)S
Eleutherococcus sessiliflorus (19)
Erythronium oregonum ssp leucandrum
Eschscholzia californica (18)
Eupatorium cannabinum (18)
Fragaria vesca “ECOS” (17)
Fragaria virginiana “ECOS” (17)
Fuertesimalva limensis (17)
Gentiana lutea (17)
Geranium thunbergii (17)
Girardinia cuspidata (17)
Girardinia septentrionalis (17)
Hablitzia tamnoides (Mixed) (19, 18)
Heracleum maximum (19)
Hosta clausa var normale (19)
Hosta “Frances Williams”  (H. sieboldiana “blood”) (18,17)
Hosta helonioides (18)
Hosta sieboldiana Mix (18)
Humulus lupulus (19) (Wild, Wisconsin)
Hosta gracilima (18)
Hyssopus officinalis “Roseus” (18)
Inula helenium (17)
Kalimeris incisa “Madiva” (17, 16)
Lavatera arborea variegata (17)
Leonurus cardiaca (19, 17)
Lepidium ferganense (19)
Lepidium latifolium (18)
Leucanthemum maximum “Alaska” (16)
Levisticum officinale (19)
Libertia grandiflora (19) 
Ligularia dentata (18)
Ligularia dentata “Desdemona” (18)
Ligularia fischeri (18, 17)
Ligularia sachalinensis (19)
Lilium Ex-Black Dragon (19)
Lilium martagon album (19)
Lilium martagon album (19)
Lilium regale (18)
Lycopus asper (17)
Malva mohileviensis (18,17)
Malva moschata (19)
Malva moschata “Wild from Kløfta, Norway” (17)
Malva subovata (17)
Malva verticillata (18)
Mertensia ciliata (19)
Mertensia paniculata (18)
Nicandra physalodes (18)
Nicotiana africana (18) Not edible
Nicotiana kawakamii (18) Not edible
Nicotiana repanda (18) Not edible
Nicotiana rotundifolia (18) Not edible
Nicotiana rustica (18) Not edible
Nicotiana velutina (18) Not edible
Nigella sativa “Hamar” (19) Hardy cultivar
Orychophragmus violaceus (17)
Ornithogalum pyrenaicum (19); wild collected, Metz, France
Oxyria digyna (18) fra Sikkim
Papaver somniferum “Mix” (19)
Parasenecio hastatus (19)
Parasenecio hastatus ssp orientalis Ex-“Shiro Sankou Hakikomi Fu” (variegated) (19)
Parietaria judaica (18)
Persicaria virginiana “Painter’s Palette” (17)
Peucedanum japonicum Ex-“Haki Komi Fu” (19)Variegated
Phyteuma nigra (18)
Phyteuma orbiculare (19,18,17)
Phyteuma ovatum (18)
Phyteuma persicifolia (19)
Phyteuma scheuchzeri (18)
Phyteuma spicatum (19)
Phytolacca americana (18)
Pinguicula grandiflora (18)
Plantago coronopus (18) Portugal
Plantago maritima (18) Portugal
Plantago major “Purpurea Crispa” (18)
Plantago regelii (18)
Platycodon grandiflorus “Mix Double Hybrids” (19)
Polygonatum alpinum (18)
Primula elatior “Magenta” (17)
Primula japonica “Mix” (18)
Primula japonica “Miller’s Crimson” (18)
Primula kewensis (17)
Primula sieboldii Mix (17)
Primula veris (18)
Prunus tomentosa (18)
Pseudostellaria heterophylla (19)
Pycnanthemum virginianum (17)
Prunus tomentosa (18)
Rheum alexandrae (19) OUT
Rheum ribes (18, 19)
Rheum webbianum (18)
Rhus glabra (19)
Rorippa amphibia (18)
Rorippa palustris (18)
Rosa ecae (19)
Rosa platyacantha (19)
Rubus idaeus “Sunset” (17)
Rubus occidentalis “Black Hawk” (17)
Rubus phoenicolasius (17)
Rudbeckia occidentalis (17)
Rudbeckia occidentalis “Green Wizard” (17)
Rumex acetosa “Belleville” (18)
Rumex acetosa “Champion” (18)
Rumex acetosa “Krupolistny” (17)
Rumex acetosa “Shirokolistny” (18)
Rumex acetosa “Russian variety mix” (19)
Rumex crispa (19, 18)
Rumex patientia (19,18,17)
Rumex scutatus (18)
Salvia sclarea (18)
Sanguisorba canadensis (17)
Sanguisorba menziesii (18)
Sanguisorba minor (17)
Sanguisorba officinalis (17)
Sanguisorba officinalis “Tanna” (17)
Sanguisorba stipulata (17)
Saponaria officinalis (17)
Saponaria officinalis “Pink” (18)
Saxifraga pensylvanica (19)
Scabiosa japonica var alpina (17)
Sidalcea oregana (17)
Sideritis syriaca (19,18, 17)
Silene uniflora (17)
Silene uniflora “Islandica” (17)
Silybum marianum (19)
Sium sisarum (19) (Skirret)
Smilax rotundifolia (19)
Sonchus kirkii (17)
Sonchus palustris (17)
Stachys palustris (17) from Hurdal
Streptopus amplexifolius (19)
Streptopus amplexifolius var papillatus (19)
Taraxacum albidum (19)
Taraxacum ceratophorum (18)
Taraxacum luridum (19)
Taraxacum officinale “Moss-leaved” (19,18)
Taraxacum pseudoroseum (19, 18)
Taraxacum rubifolium (19, 18, 17) (Red-leaved dandelion)
Tellima grandiflora (18)
Thalictrum aquilegifolium (18)
Tigridia pavoniana (18)
Tradescantia ohiensis (18)
Tricyrtis spp.  (17)
Trifolium rubens (18)
Trillium erectum (18)
Trillium erectum “Cream” (17)
Tulbaghia violacea (18)
Urtica circularis (18)
Urtica galeopsifolia (18) (Almost) stingless
Urtica gracilis (17)
Urtica kioviensis (18)
Urtica pilulifera (18)
Valeriana officinalis (17)
Viburnum cassinioides (19)
Viola cornuta Alba (17)
Viola pumila (19)
Youngia japonica (18)

Vegetables

American Land Cress
Artichoke “Violet de Provence” (18)
Bean ”Klosterbønner” (17) Norwegian heirloom (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Beetroot “Albino White” (18)
Beetroot “Boltardy” (18)
Beetroot “Rhonda” (18)
Broad Bean “Kokkosenkyla” (18) NGB11518
Broccolini (17)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Dietrich’s” (15) (Flowering turnip tops)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Foglia d’ulivo” (16) (Flowering turnip tops)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Quarantina” (16) (Flowering turnip tops)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Sessantina” (16) (Flowering turnip tops)
Capsicum “Indoor chili” (17)
Capsicum “Midnight Sun chili” (17)
Capsicum “Sibirsche Hauspaprika” (17)
Capsicum “Thai Sun” (17)
Chicory “Barba di Cappuccino” (15)
Chicory “Bianca” (15)
Chicory “Catalogna Frastagliata” (15)
Chicory “Catalogna Gigante di Chioggia” (15)
Chicory “Da Taglio Bionda a Foglie Larghe” (16)
Chicory “Italian Dandelion” (17)
Chicory “Rossa vi Verona sel. Arca” (18)
Coriander “Leaf” (18)
Cornsalad “Baron” (16)
Endive (16)
Endive “Cornet de Bordeaux” (16)
Kale “Asturian Tree Cabbage” (18)
Kale “Couve Galega” (18)
Kale “Pentland Brig” (17)  (possibly cross with perennial kale
Leaf Beet “Perpetual Spinach” (17)
Lettuce “Jebousek” (19) Seed Savers Exchange
Lettuce “Oakleaf” (17)
Mustard Greens ‘’Giant Red”  (19, 18)
New Zealand Spinach (19)
Oriental Greens ‘Choy Sum Purple’ (15)
Oriental Greens ‘Choy Sum Purple Flowering’ (15)
Oriental Greens ‘Early Mibuna’ (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Frilly’ (13)
Oriental Greens ‘Leaf heading mustard’ (19) Seed Savers Exchange
Oriental Greens ‘Leaf Radish’ (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Misome’ (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Mispoona’ (16)
Oriental Greens “Red Mizuna”  (14)
Oriental Greens “Red Streaked Mizuna”  (14)
Oriental Greens “Swollen Stem Tsai Tsai Round” (12)
Pea “Carlin Pea” (18)
Pea “Golden Sweet” (17)
Pea “Robinson” (18)
Pea “Salmon Flowered Crown Pea” (18, 17, 16)
Pea “Sugar Magnolia” (19)
Pea “Winterkefer” (19)
Perennial Kale “Daubenton x Late Purple Flowering Broccoli” (17, 16, 14)
Perennial Kale “Daubenton x unknown Italian” (2016)
Perennial Kale “Daubenton grex” (2017) (near Pentland Brig and Nero di Toscana”
Perennial Kale Ex-“Heligoland Kale” (18) OP
Perennial Kale Ex-“Heligoland Kale” (18) From Kim Jacobsen in UK
Perennial Kale Ex-“Homesteaders Perennial Kale best selections” (18)
Perennial Kale Ex-“Ragged Jack x Heligoland” (17)
Perennial Kale Ex-“Tree Collards” (19) OP
Physalis “Konditer” (18)
Quinoa “Stephe” (19)
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Dragon’s Tongue” (16)
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Wildfire” (16)
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Rustic Style” (16)
Rocket (Diplotaxis erucoides) “Wasabia Arugula” (16)K
Shungiku (Chrysanthemum greens) (18)
Shungiku (Chrysanthemum greens) “Double White” (19)
Tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica; purple) (18)
Tomato “Chocolate Plum” (18)
Tomato “German Pink” (SSE) (19)
Tomato “Matt’s Wild Tomato” (18)

Norwegian Seed Savers establish a guild for Perennial and Forest Gardening vegetables

KVANN (Norwegian Seed Savers) have established a guild for perennial vegetables and food forest vegetables (free for members of KVANN, go to kvann.no and click on “Bli med i KVANN” to join)
Norw: Nå er KVANNs laug for Flerårige og Skogshage Grønnsaker formelt etablert og vi har en FB gruppe som venter for dere som er interessert å være med (gratis og kun for medlemmer av KVANN). Det blir en del godbiter kun for laugmedlemmene i løpet av vinteren og et permagrønnsaks-kurs i Malvik til våren primært for medlemmene! Gå til https://www.facebook.com/groups/818621048572751 og svarer på spørsmålene for å melde deg inn!

This year’s Norwegian heritage potatoes

This is the second year we’ve grown the ten  (new) virus-cleaned mini-seed potato varieties made available every year through the national Norwegian program, managed by Norwegian Seed Savers (KVANN), to conserve our potato heritage.  These have been grown in KVANNs vegetable sanctuary at Væres Venner Community garden.  These will be used as seed potatoes for next year!  In order to try to restrict the spread of disease, those receiving the mini-tubers are not allowed to pass them on or swap them!
In the picture below, the following varieties are seen:
Top row:  Truls, Shetland Black, Tysk Blå, Hroars Drege, Gjernes Potet
Bottom row: Røde fra Skjåk, Beate, Ivar, Kerrs Pink Blå, Brage

Last year’s potatoes are seen in the following link:

Potato harvest at Væres Venner

KVANNs Åpne Hager / Norwegian Seed Savers Open Gardens

Norsk: Det arrangeres åpne hager i KVANN’s (Norwegian Seed Savers) nettverk denne uken. Mine to hagevandringer er dessverre utsolgt, men du kan se hva vi holder på med hos Væres Venner på Ranheim i Trondheim førstkommende søndag (det blir hagevandringer kl. 13 og 15). Velkommen til et av arrangementene! En liste av åpne hager finner dere nederst (se også FB arrangementet: https://www.facebook.com/events/353939968653921)
English Members of Norwegian Seed Savers (KVANN) welcome you to their gardens in different parts of Norway this week. Unfortunately, the two garden tours at my place are full, but come along and see what we’re up to at Væres Venner community garden in Ranheim (Trondheim) on Sunday (garden tours at 13 and 15). See the list of open gardens below or on the FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/353939968653921
Matskogen på Landås i Bergen, ved Benedicte Brun, lørdag 7 september.
https://m.facebook.com/matskogenpalandas/
Ilka Clemens, Rekbubakkan 107, Frosta, har siden 2016 bygd opp grønnsakshage etter permakulturprinsipper, og holder på å anlegge skoghage. Bygde ifjor geodome sammen med naboen, som del av grønnsakshagen. Pilhekk i belgisk stil. Velkommen til Ilka helgen 7 & 8 september!

Tina Lambert i Hommelvik, åpner sin nyetablerte permakulturhage, i Smebergvegen 7, 7550 Hommelvik, hele dagen torsdag 5 september. Tlf 98437789

Hannah Testroet på Fåberg ved Lillehammer ønsker også velkommen til sin hage i Stuksrudvegen 216, 2625 Fåberg, torsdag 5 september. Tlf 92337319

Nina Bergitte Bentzen åpner sin hage i Storgata 20, 3970 Langesund, hvor hun siden 2013 har bygd opp en hage i pallekarmer i en bakgård midt i byen. Har forsket på og praktisert økologi i sin parsell ved Brobekk skolehage i Oslo siden slutten av 80-tallet. Har også en frukthage i Drøbak. Tlf 47702789

Susanne Friis Pedersen, Gunnars veg 6, 6630 Tingvoll.
Stjernehagen er en demonstrasjonshage for økologisk drift, med rikt utvalg av grønnsaker urter og bær. Tlf 92010236

Ringebu Prestegårdshage, ved Halldis Myhre Tvedte, holder åpen cafe for siste gang denne sesongen onsdag 4 september fra kl 10-17. Ligger ved Ringebu stavkirke, ca 3 km sør for Ringebu sentrum. Hagen har en ganske stor samling roser, stauder og fjellhagebed, urter og georginer. Gamle epletrær, nye kirsebær, og bærbusker.
Tlf 91511694

Lillian Stavnes, Åmnes i Meløy kommune, sør for Bodø, åpner sin hage med grønnsaker, urter, bær, stauder og sommerblomster. Tlf 977 19 585

Elisa Helgebostad på den lille øya Helgbostadøya i tilknytning til Hitra, åpner sitt hagebruk tirsdag 3 september. Her dyrkes det etter økologiske prinsipper med innslag av permakulturtankegang, til storfamile og resturanter. Se etter Helgebostad Hagebruk på facebook og instagram, tlf 98815110, kontakt Elisa for å avtale tidspunkt.

Merethe Lauen, Måløy, holder åpent tirsdag 3 september fra kl 18. 200 m2 hage med fokus på å bygge jord og å kunne dyrke mat hele året uten drivhus. Her er frukttrær, bærbusker, urter, grønnsaker! Inspirert av permakultur med flere hügelbed. Tlf 92657316

Anne Karen Næss, Farveisa Bø i Vesterålen, åpner sin hage torsdag 5 september fra kl 15 og utover. Økologisk, spiselig forblåst og forsøksvis permakulturell hage, på yttersia i Vesterålen. Langt fra fjell og skog, men veldig nært havet og horisonten. Hagen har vokst seg større gjennom omtrent ti år. Bruker mest tang som gjødsel. Omtrent 1 mål ettårige vekster, samt en liten, men innholdsrik staudehage med mange spiselige løkvekster. Nås på tlf 95753464.

Alvastien Telste, ved Eirik Lillebøe Wiken, Klyvevegen 181, 5612 Steinstø, holder åpen hage torsdag 5 september fra kl 18. I Alvastien holdes kurs og workshops, som inspirasjonssenter for permakultur og bærekraftig livstil. Her er en 127 mål stor skoghage med mange hager i seg. https://alvastien.no/ Tlf 90368935

Væres Venners Felleshage i Malvik nord for Trondheim holder åpent søndag 8 september kl 12 til 16. Her jobbes det med en større felleshage med parseller, oldemorshage og verdenshage!
Se https://www.facebook.com/events/624821091256999 Arrangement settes opp i forbindelse med Klimafestivalen. (Kontakt: Stephen)

Min (Stephens) hage og LAND-senter (Learning, Activity, network and Demonstration), i Malvikveien 418, 7563 Malvik, med hans store samling av urter, nyttevekster, spiselige stauder, nyttebusker og trær fra hele verden :) Hagevandringer torsdag 5 sept, kl 13 og 15 (de to hagevandringene i regi av Klimafestivalen er dessverre utsolgt, men om det er nok interesse blant KVANN medlemmer setter Stephen gjerne opp en ekstra hagetur. Ta kontakt med Stephen!)

 

KVANN at the Ringve Botanical Garden Open Day

On Sunday 16th June 2019, KVANN (Norwegian Seed Savers) had a stand at the open day at the Ringve Botanical Garden in Trondheim! There were record crowds and good weather and many edimentals passed on to new owners! We sold about 30 different plants! We went plastic free which went very well! Plants were dug up the same morning and the almost bare-root plants were kept moist in glass jars and packed for customers in newspaper, writing the name of each plant on newspaper. We had a full grown flowering Angelica (KVANN) plant on display and both Bordalen and Markusteigen lines of Voss Angelica (see my book) / Vossakvann seedlings were sold. Many people thought the Angelica plant was a Tromsøpalme (similar to Giant Hogweed) and were amazed to see the difference in size between the seedlings and (2 years older), the full grown plant.
Thanks for Meg and Elizabeth for helping out on the stand!
We could have doubled the number of ramsons (ramsløk) plants which sold out quickly!
Thanks also to all the members who came along! Plants were half price for members!

KVANN på Væres Venner 28. mai 2019

Jeg har nå utvidet KVANNs hage på Væres Venner Felleshagen (Trondheim) og igår plantet opp følgende:
1) Årets virusrensete miniknoller av norske potet: Tysk Blå, Hroar’s Dege, Shetland Black, Gjernes Potet, Kerr’s Pink Blå, Beate, Truls, Ivar, Raude fra Skjåk og Brage
2) Frøplanter av Carolus poteten (true seed); resistent sort
3) Potet under halm (delvis mot kveke): 15 sorter inkl. fjorårets miniknoller
4) Et nytt bed (snudd opp ned for hånd mot kveke) med diverse flerårige kales (flatbladet grønnkål) fra frø: Daubenton x Pentland Brig / Nero di Toscana grex; Pentland Brig (OP), Asturian Tree Kale, Cottager’s Kale (OP) og Daubenton x late purple flowering broccoli (min krysning, OP)

KVANN’s Annual Meeting Weekend: Day 3 visit to Væres Venner

Here are a few pictures from our Sunday afternoon visit to the Community Garden at Væres Venner where KVANN are establishing both a so-called Vegetable Sanctuary for old and new vegetables, nut trees, fruit and various other useful plants. We are also developing a so-called World Garden (Verdenshagen). It was a work day in the garden for the members and our group where given the background to the garden by Sølvi Kvam and  Marina Görtz who is developing a biodiversity garden for the bees and much more and featuring a garden of old Norwegian garden perennials.
KVANN’s Fruktlaug (Fruit group) brought  a selection of old apple trees to be planted in the garden and Eirik Lillebøe Wiken is seen in some of the pictures informing about the different trees and grafting techniques!
Thanks to Sølvi for some of the pictures.

KVANN’s Annual Meeting Weekend: Days 1 and 2

Seed: The Untold Story

During the first weekend in May 2019, about 30 members of KVANN (Norwegian Seed Savers) assembled in Trondheim for our Annual meeting weekend!

Thanks to Kjell Hødnebø, Bell Batta Torheim, Lone Dybdal, Berit Børte, Ane Mari Aakernes and Anders Nordrum for providing pictures!

On the Friday evening, we showed the film Seed: The Untold Story, a thought provoking film about the importance of diversity, the tragedy of industrial agriculture and multinational seed companies and hope! The picture on the screen shows one of the most important seed savers in the history of Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) in the US, Will Bonsall!  In my 2003 SSE Year Book, he offers a staggering 2,133 different grains and vegetables including 80 Jerusalem Artichokes, 503 potatoes, 76 radishes, 55 barley and 279 beans! This is Mr. Diversity (see below for his full listings in 2003)!

Saturday morning was KVANN’s Annual Meeting, again in the meeting room of the Administration building at the Ringve Botanical Garden (Trondheim) where I have an office:

After lunch, we had a series of talks, first from Vibekke Vange, leader of the Botanical Garden, a general introduction to the garden and work done on conservation of plant genetic resources.

After a great veggie lunch delivered by Persilleriet,
Bell Batta Torheim from Landbruks- og matdepartementet (Ministry of Agriculture and Food) gave an informative talk about international work in FAO with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the  Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture:

 

Next up was Anders Nordrum of datsja.no, who gave an engaging talk about the almost total lack of food preparedness in Norway and what each of us can do about this. To learn more about Anders who lives in the Norwegian mountains in Valdres, I’ve written about his Preparedness garden here (in Norwegian):   http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=22065

Anders is one of two leaders in KVANN’s group (laug) working on garlic and has also just started testing how well a selection of perennial vegetables grow at his mountain summer farm at over 900m above sea level (he has successfully grown garlic here).

The final talk was by Morten Rasmussen of the Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre who KVANN collaborate closely with…in fact it was they that founded the movement back in 2005 (Planteklubbene; a series of plant clubs dedicated to saving old traditional varieties of useful plants). He gave an update on national work on plant genetic resources.

After the talks, Vibekke guided us around the botanical garden with focus on their work on plant genetic resources including the collection of old ornamentals and herbs from mid-Norway, the Renaissance Garden, containing only plants mentioned in Norway’s first gardening book Horticultura from the 1690s and the new Allium garden which I have the responsibility for and gave an introduction to in just about the worst weather our area can provide at this time of year, see https://www.facebook.com/beritboslo/videos/10219078174126065/

After the walk, the Annual meeting dinner was also provided by Persilleriet and for many of us the “short” presentations made by each of the participants after dinner was the highlight of the day! What was planned to be a quick half an hour around the table presentation turned into two hours, illustrating what an amazing diverse group of people that were present!

Grand Opening of The Edible Garden Permaculture LAND Centre

Grand Opening of The Edible Garden Permaculture LAND Centre

(Thanks to Berit Børte, Kjell Hødnebø, Lone Dybdal, Elin Mar, Bell Batta Torheim, Inger Line Skurdal Ødegård and Margaret M. Anderson for the pictures )
Sunday 5th May was a cold showery day here in Malvik and the 3rd day of KVANN’s (Norwegian Seed Savers) annual meeting weekend in Trondheim and Malvik. This was also the day of the official opening of my garden as a Permaculture LAND centre, which was celebrated by a primula ribbon cutting ceremony and the LAND multi-species salad (how many ingredients? See below!). Meg had decorated the  gate for the occasion, now a permanent feature:

25 participants from all over Norway met in the garden at 10:30. Due to the weather,  we moved inside where I gave an introduction to how the garden had developed into a permaculture Forest Garden despite the fact that I knew nothing of permaculture principles! The rain eased off, so we moved outside for a walk and talk around the garden with focus on the plants. The album below shows some of the plants we talked about:

I had got up at 6 am to pick the ingredients for the multi-species salad we made for lunch (all 146 ingredients) to celebrate the garden’s LAND status!
LAND:   Learning And Network Demonstration network – a  network of permaculture sites.  Sites are set up to show permaculture in practice to visitors and volunteers in a safe, accessible and inspiring way. There are a number of requirements to receive LAND certification, one of which was that I had to have a PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) which I took in 2017, sharing the teaching with Jan Bang (yes, I taught myself the plants part of the course!)

In Norway – http://www.permakultur.no/land  (Læring, Aktivitet, Nettverk og Demonstrasjon)
In the UK – https://www.permaculture.org.uk/land-centres

Before lunch, we had the official LAND opening ceremony for the Edible Garden, introduced by Eirik Lillebøe Wiken
of the Norwegian Permaculture Association,

See Berit’s FB video: https://www.facebook.com/beritboslo/videos/10219097282043751   followed by our living ribbon-cutting ceremony!

The ribbon had been expertly made by Meg Anderson from flower shoots of Primula hybrids (cowslip, primrose, oxlip / marianøkleblom, kusymre, hagenøkleblom) :-)

There was then a joint effort in my kitchen to put the salad together:

THE LAND SALAD (146 ingredients)
Aegopodium podograria
Agastache foeniculum
Alchemilla mollis
Alium carolinianum
Alliaria petiolata; Flower Tops
Allium “Summer Beauty”
Allium ampeloprasum
Allium amphibolum
Allium caeruleum
Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum “Pink Giant”
Allium cernuum x stellatum “Hammer”
Allium cyaneum
Allium douglasii
Allium fistulosum
Allium fistulosum “Gribovskiy 21”
Allium flavescens
Allium flavum “Blue Leaf”
Allium flavum “nana”
Allium hymennorhizum
Allium hymenorhizum (var truncatifolium?)
Allium jajla
Allium karataviense
Allium nutans “Caroline”
Allium nutans “Slizun”
Allium oleraceum
Allium oreophilum
Allium paradoxum var normale
Allium paradoxum var paradoxum
Allium sativum (garlic)
Allium schoenoprasum “Black Island Blush” ; Flower buds
Allium schoenoprasum “Black Island Blush” ; Leaves
Allium schoenoprasum #1
Allium schoenoprasum #2
Allium schoenoprasum #3
Allium schoenoprasum #4
Allium schoenoprasum #5
Allium schoenoprasum #6
Allium scorodoprasum
Allium splendens
Allium validum
Allium victorialis “Granvin”
Allium x cornutum
Allium x proliferum “Bergstua”
Allium x prolifrum “Amish Topset”
Allium zebdanense
Angelica “Vossakvann”
Angelica spp.
Arabis alpina
Arabis alpina
Arabis caucasica “Pink”
Artemisia dracunculus sativa “German”
Asparagus officinalis
Atriplex hortensis “Rubra”
Barbara vulgaris
Barbarea vulgaris variegata
Begonia heracleifolia; Flowers
Beta vulgaris flavescens “Swiss Chard”
Brassica napa “Turnip tops”
Brassica oleracea “Walsall Allotments perennial kale”
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #1
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #2
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #3
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #4
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #5
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #6
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #7
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #8
Brassica oleracea x (Bed 7) #1 sort
Brassica oleracea x (Bed 7) #2
Campanula rapunculoides
Campanula trachelium
Cardamine pentaphyllos
Carum carvi (caraway)
Chamerion angustifolium
Cichorium intybus #1
Cichorium intybus #2
Cichorium intybus #3
Cichorium intybus #4
Claytonia virginica; Flowers
Claytonia virginica; Leaves
Coriandrum sativum; Leaves
Crambe martima
Hablitzia tamnoides
Hemerocallis dumortieri; Flower buds
Honckenya peploides
Hosta sieboldiana Ex- Mira
Houttuynia cordata #1
Houttuynia cordata #2
Houttuynia cordata #3
Hydrophyllum virginianum
Hylotelephium var.
Leucanthemum vulgare
Levisticum officinale
Ligularia fischeri
Lunaria annua
Lunaria rediviva Flor
Malva alcea
Malva moschata
Melissa officinalis
Mentha #1
Mentha #2
Meum athamaticum
Myrrhis odorata
Olea europaea (oliven)
Origanum vulgare #1
Origanum vulgare #2
Origanum vulgare #3
Oxalis acetosella
Oxalis tuberosa “Oca”; Leaves
Phyteuma spicata
Primula denticulata
Primula veris Red
Primula vulgaris
Primula x ; Flowers
Primula x ; Leaves
Rhodiola rosea
Rhododendron mucronulatum; Flowers
Ribes spp. #1; Flowers
Ribes spp. #2; Flowers
Rumex acetosa
Rumex patientia
Rumex scutatus
Rumex scutatus “Silver Shield”
Rumex acetosa Russian #1
Rumex acetosa Russian #2
Rumex acetosa Russian #3
Rumex acetosa Russian #4
Rumex acetosa Russian #5
Rumex acetosa Russian #6
Rumex acetosa ssp vinealis
Scorzonera hispanica
Sedum “Carl”
Sium sisarum
Sonchus oleraceus
Taraxacum “Moss-leaved”
Taraxacum #1
Taraxacum albidum
Tragopogon pratensis
Trillium erectum “Burgundy”
Trillium grandiflorum ’Pink’
Tulipa fosteriana purissisima; Flowers
Tulipa viridiflora “Esperanto”
Tulipa x gesneriana “Pilot” (syn Tulipa norvegica); Flowers
Viola canadense
Viola hybrida “Yellow” ; Flowers
+ (not grown locally!):
Olea europaea (olive)