Vellykket oppstart for Craft Skills for Garden Conservation-prosjektet

Bakgrunnen for prosjektet er ønsket om og behovet for å ta vare på den grønne kulturarven som ligger i alle de vakre historiske hagene og parkområdene vi omgir oss med. Disse historiske anleggene er en stor del av den naturlige og kulturelle kapitalen som betyr noe for oss gjennom livet: der vi finner ro, skjønnhet, produktivitet og biologisk mangfold. Det å ta vare på disse verdiene krever ekspertise og helt unik spisskompetanse – som dessverre står i fare for å bli borte.…

Join the webinar «Lawn and Meadow cultivation in Historic Gardens»

«Lawn and Meadow cultivation in Historic Gardens» is the second webinar in our Craft Skills for Garden Conservation-project. This webinar will present the history of lawns and meadows in historic gardens as well as different opportunities with these elements today. How to work with authenticity, biodiversity and social values connected to lawns and meadows in historic gardens will be discussed. The traditional native meadow as well as the modern non-native meadows will be presented. Both the short trimmed lawn and the modern alternative lawns will be discussed.…

Join the webinar «Soil Management in Historic Gardens»

Nine free of charge-webinars will be arranged during the next three years as a part of our Erasmus+ Craft Skills for Garden Conservation-project. «Soil Management in Historic Gardens» is the first one out on the 8th of February 2022. In this webinar we will explore cultivation methods in different historic periods: inputs, rotations, soil recipes, composting then and now. We will explore how working with soil can contribute to sustainability, biodiversity and minimise our contribution to climate change.

Soil management past and present needs to be taken more seriously throughout Europe.…

Finding and sharing best practice in Garden Conservation

Heritage gardens encapsulate so much of the natural and cultural capital and require a huge amount of knowledge and skill. But both are in increasingly short supply. CSGC aims to address this problem by finding best practice in nine selected fields of Garden Conservation and facilitating arenas for learning and sharing. During a period of three years, several activities will be arranged:
– nine all-day winter webinars, each introducing one of the topics from the field and preparing for the following thematic workshop
– nine practical workshops to explore and train the practical skills required
– five cross-topic seminars/conferences for dissemination and sharing

Join us for the first three online webinars in February and March:
08/02/2022 “Soil management in Historic Gardens”

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More information about the Soil-webinar

22/02/2022 “Lawn and Meadow cultivation in Historic Gardens”
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More information about the Lawn-webinar

15/03/2022 «Trained Fruit in Historic Kitchen Garden»
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More information about the Trained Fruit-webinar

The webinars are free of charge and you will receive a link to Zoom after signing up.…

Rubbish picked up from the water channels of Malmø

Flor Lysgaard was invited by Lino to work together to make the two sculptures that later was placed out in the city to make people aware of the problem and enjoy the nice result. Lino Petersson was a student on the first Experimental expressions with plant materials EX at Vea in 2012-13. Organic installations, landart and lamps made of plant materials has been what Lino have made the last years, so this is a different challenge.

The two sculptures were playfully made and at the same time gave you some clear thoughts about what you should not do!…

Students exchange with Erasmus+ from the Netherlands to Norway

Mendy Kerkdijk and Ylva Vetker are both pupils in a floristry class at Groene Welle in Zwolle. With support from the Erasmus+ they have stayed in Norway for four weeks. They have followed lessons at „Norges grønne fagskole – Vea“ and been practising floristry in a flower shop in Moelv. I wanted to know more about their stay in Norway, and met them for a talk one of the last days at Vea.

What are your impressions? What did you like here?

Students mobility from Slovakia

They are 16 years old and study the same field – floristry and horticulture. They answered a few questions about their stay in Norway.

Dominika, Stefan and Erika, what are your impressions? What did you like here?

We enjoyed Floristry lessons very much. We liked a big school area. The accomodation was very good, too. We did not wait such a good equipped house. The food was also good and healthy – mainly salads and cheese were delicious. We liked work in the greenhouse and library, too.…

Board and lodging

When you become a student, you can ask for board and lodging at Vea. Then you will have a room for the gatherings you are going to stay at Vea.

Rates for rental of lodgings at Vea

These costs apply for 2022/2023

Rent on daily basis:

  • Room for students NOK 300,- (Room with duvet, pillow, bedlinen and towel )

When you stay at Vea, you get access to washing machines in the buildings. «The old dormitory» and «the Kitchen building» also have saunas.

My year at Vea

The ice that laid at Mjøsa has melted. The snow that laid like a blanket over Moelv is gone. The bees have come back. Mjøsa is warm enough to bathe in for hours. The sun is shining. Flowers are blooming like crazy, both wild and in care by Vea and the temperature is rising with the winds drifting from Africa. The year at Vea is soon over, a beautiful adventure.

The day I arrived at Vea with my parents at the move in day we met an ocean of flowers.…

My shop, my school and me as an artist. It gives me power!

Monika from Poland studied “Experimental expressions with plant materials” at Vea in 2014/2015. We asked her about what this education has meant for her.

What lead you to choose the education «Experimental expressions with plant materials (EX)» at Vea in Norway?

I heard about it from my friend. Once I conducted Landart, and there I met some people who knew Runi (teacher at EX). I thought Vea was the right school and EX the right study! And I was right!!

How was the study organized?