Joined: Feb 22, 2012
Location: Oslo Norway
US expat in Oslo that might be moving to either Bergen or Ski. Looking to sink roots and stay and want to meet people here that know and understand the ecosystem in Norway.
In the future looking to buy a house and would like to discuss building, growing food and alternative energy.
Joined: Jun 23, 2011
I am based in Sweden, an hour north of Gothenburg. Hope you find some in norway!
Joined: Sep 17, 2012
As far as I now the best permaculture site in Norway is Erga Gård on Jæren, south west Norway. A fellow permaculturist I recently met says that she believe Alvastien in Hardanger would be the second best. I have visited neither. The most interesting site I have visited with a permaculture perspective in Norway is the edible garden of Stephen Barstow in Malvik, easily accesible from Trondheim. This is no permaculture site, mind you, but he has so many edible perennial plants from around the world. Stephen is a wealth of knowledge, and Maddy Harland describes his upcoming book as "an ethnobotanist dream traveller log". It's well worth the trip no matter where in Norway you're from. Some of the plants will thrive even within the polar circle.
According to permaculture teacher Jan Bang, there are currently only 5 people with the permaculture diploma in Norway, but a lot of sprouting interest. This years nordic permaculture festival will be held in Norway, at Hurdal Økolandsby. Currently there isn't much permaculture out there, but there is some interesting plans and it seemes like the permaculture festival will give them a boost.
Many many sites are in development, and what we need are practice examples. Personally I just put in a 10 meter long crescent-shaped hugelkultur in a garden at Stabekk, so if anyone needs to take a look at an existing hugelkultur before putting one in themselves, just pm me.
If anyone know of any site that has implemented permaculture techniques worth taking a look at, please post it here.