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.…

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.…

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.…