It has been a crazy month. Very busy. Very good. Sometimes deeply sad, sometimes joyfully exuberant.
We give a ten day, whole year training on growing nuts, at Holma Folkhögskola, my friends Johanna, Anders and me.
Here we are at Anders' place Rydeholm.
Anders shows one of the 10 year old grafted chestnut trees. It grows 1 meter per year in the protected park.
A happy customer, O., who just got some trees.
Anders demonstrates a way to measure land distance, 2m at a step, with quite high accuracy, using a "famnamått".
We went to the Netherlands over Easter to meet family and friends and I spent a few days at my first nursery in Soest.
Maja and Marcel grafting chestnuts, with French hybrid varieties.
I spent a couple of afternoons grafting trees. I love it.
King of Spades
My friends Marcel and René helped me to get my tools in order.
Now you know who is king of spades: it is my friend René, who invented this system!
I participated in the Food Innovation Forum in Malmö, Sweden, to find other players who want to contribute to a nut value chain. I met quite a few enthousiasts!
Growing season starts
We have had a strange season. March was exceptionally warm, and April has been quite cold. Just a few days with sunshine.
The first chestnut seedlings start to pop out in the air-pruning-beds.
We planted out hundreds of hazelnut bushes and walnut trees in the field.