The Edible Garden Land Centre Opening

During KVANN’s (Norwegian Seed Savers) annual meeting weekend in Trondheim we had an official opening ceremony for my garden, The Edible Garden (Den Spiselige Hagen), as a Permaculture LAND Centre, the 3rd in Norway. The official opening was fun and can be seen in the second video. Owner of Norway’s first LAND centre, Eirik Lillebøe Wiken performs the official opening from ca. 18.00 in the second video!
The videos are mostly in Norwegian!

Del 1:
Del 2:

See also my earlier post with more pictures and a video:

Pumpkin spider / Korsedderkopp

Araneus diadematus is commonly called the European garden spider or sometimes the pumpkin spider (korsedderkopp). I presume this is the male carefully approaching the female without being eaten for dinner!
Did you know they eat the web and contents every night spinning a new one each day!

….and when you wake up in the morning and a spider has been busy at work all night with its web attached to the bed, the ceiling and a pile of clothes on the floor! Such is being closely connected with nature…

Pizza Hemerocallis

Tonight’s pizza ingredients found on a random forage in the garden: 3 different day lily species flower buds, including the first yellow Hemerocallis altissima, H. citrina (in the middle) with Malva moschata and M. alcea, second flush nettles, Campanula trachelium (new leaves after cutting down), Sonchus oleraceus (common sow thistle) and broad beans, with shallots, garlic, chili, oregano and topped with the year’s first poppy seed!