News archive for CALENDARS Project
Bergen Arboretet’s gardeners and scientists sat together in a workshop in November 2022 to settle on a set of shared seasonal reference points.
On 3-4 May 2022, the CALENDARS research project organised a scientific meeting at Solstrand Hotel near Bergen.
Kiwis (self-reference used by New Zealanders) refer to their native subtropical forest with its tree giants and unique flora and fauna somewhat depreciatively as bush.
It's noisy in the gardens, and the melody of birds, chainsaws, ice and robots keeps harmony with the seasonal rhythms of the gardens.
On my first day in the university gardens, the head gardener broke down the work by colour: "Green" work with plants, "grey" work with landscaping and "blue" work on water and drainage.
The roaring sound of the engines were competing with 80s rock music as the boat was skimming over the deep blue waters of the Hauraki Gulf.
How can enthusiasm and engagement be fostered in high school children?
“I find winters really depressing, just don’t know what to do with myself,” a high school student shared with me.
What’s in a name? For the Coromandel Writers Group, it is everything. This group of highly motivated local writers covers all topics having to do with the Coromandel.
Since embarking on fieldwork earlier this year, I have been periodically collecting photos from the beaches of the Kūaotunu Peninsula where my research is based.
This spring we ran the primstav exercise again, this time with a local 7th grade school class we have collaborated with and followed for one school year
A corollary of my seasonal study is an interest in the diverse markers of time embedded in the gardens.
I'm interested in seasonality at Arboretet and investigating whether there are any changes to how the gardeners and scientists are relating to seasons.
People commonly associate foods with seasons, particularly when it comes to foraging for wild plants like mushrooms or berries.
Today was my fifth Friday working at the Arboretum, assisting the gardeners and learning about the seasonal rhythms of their work.
To wear or not to wear: The seasonal culture of footwear vs. dress codes on the Coromandel (02.03.2021)
It is not uncommon to see people in bare feet on the Coromandel in mid-winter. Especially children.
The project Meet je Stad (Measure your City), which has links to two UiB research projects, has been named the 3rd most sustainable Dutch initiative.
As part of our local communication and engagement work, we developed a creative exercise centered on the traditional Norwegian calendar stick, the primstav.