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Another group from Uppsala University came out for a field day in the garden yesterday. 

They were students and staff from CEMUS – the department for sustainable development. 

The weather was about as bad as it could be (cold and windy), so some of the planned chores got abandoned, but there was still enough to do to keep warm. 

Like tilling 

Making beds, planting potatoes and onions and sowing carrots. 


Then we cut the work a bit short and went in for some warmth, food and discussions.   

All in all we had a great time and got a lot of work done. I even got a couple of volunteers for future weeding and stone work. 

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.