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Students from Uppsala University were here for a field trip yesterday, from the CEMUS program for sustainable development.

The weather was very cold this year, so they had to work hard to keep warm, spreading compost on one of the crop circles.

They were 20 this time, and it was hard work for me to keep them busy. We had a very good time tho.

It was cold, wet and muddy, but, as in previous years, a group of students from CEMUS (Uppsala University Department for Sustainable Development) came out for a work day in the garden and got a lot of work done, like picking pumpkins and tomatoes before the frost gets them

Cabbage for a big batch of sauerkraut. 

Moving a couple of trees

Fixing the compost piles

And much more. 

After the good, hard, work, we retired to the kitchen to warm up and dry out with pumpkin soup and lively discussions. 

Saturday afternoon a group of students from the CEMUS program (studies on sustainable development) at the Uppsala University came out for a field day. This is the forth year now.

The students from all corners of the earth did a lot of work cleaning out the dead material from the gardens, working on the compost piles and making new compost. They also dug all the rest of the potatoes and cleaned onions.



Then at the end of the day we sat around the fire and refilled our energy reserves.


It was a beautiful day, fun and we got a lot of work done. The compost never looked so good.


(Some of the pictures are from Ingrid Rieser)

Yesterday we had a group of students from the Center for Sustainable Development at the University of Uppsala come out to our garden for a work day. This is the third year now and an event we look forward to. We get alot of work done along with good dicussions on ecological gardening and sustainability.

Harvesting potatoes

Job rotation – a new crew digging potatoes.

Working with the compost piles

More manure on this years pile

Turning last years pile to airate it.

Digging the well pond

The dirt goes on a mound that will be grass covered when the well is finished.

At the end of the day we had a dinner and discussion by the fire in the tipi – pumpkin soup, bread, hummus and pickles, mostly all made with garden or local ingredients including pumpkins harvested from the compost pile earlier.