Help with self-sustainable vegetable garden and wth building projects in Børselv, Norway

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    22/01/2021

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    My name is Birgitta Josefsen and I live in Børselv, a tiny village in the far north of Norway (70 degrees north - 43 km north of Lakselv, along the Porsanger fjord). Before I retired a few years ago, I ran a health food store in Alta for 25 years. Here I have a large vegetable garden, as my wish and hope is to grow as much of my own food as possible with the conditions and climate we have here. The garden has been expanding and improving over the last 6 years. We have many grow boxes of different sizes and 2 greenhouses that help us grow over 30 kinds of vegetables. My husband is 10 years older than I and has had dementia the last 4 years. Recently he has gotten a permanent place at the nursing home here n Børselv. Most every day I take him home for a few hours where we also eat dinner together. Also try to take several long walks pr week. We had a dog for a few months, but now have a beautiful black cat that will be a year old this summer. A male, that lost his mother too early... As for music, I prefer classical of all kinds.

    Børselv is surrounded by beautiful nature - easily accessible. The beautiful fjord, where we have picked "tons" of seaweed for the garden, the dolomite cliffs, a small canyon nearby, The northernmost pine forest in the world. Low mountains where iit is relatively easy to climb up for a panoramic view of the area. Also a farm nearby where there are alpacas - and a llama, angora rabbits, and more... Plenty of light, with midnight sun from around the middle of May until the end of July. And mosquitoes! Summer temperatures can range anywhere from as low as 10 degrees C to as high as 30 degrees C or more (for a day or two or three). Probably the most common is between 12 - 20 degrees C. We don't usually have so much rain and rarely heavy downpours, but we often have light showers. The climate is unstable because we are so near the coast. April is usually the snow-melting month. May (and June?) is spring, and hopefully the snow is gone by then, but not always.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Børselv is a tiny village with 3 cultures - Norwegian, Sami and Kven. Kven is probably the smallest minority in Norway, but here in little Børselv we have Kvensk Institute. Learn more about this interesting minority when you come! As for myself, I am born in Sweden, lived in Iceland for a couple of years before moving to North America when I was only 3 1/2 years old. Grown up and educated in Canada and USA, studying at a multi-cultural college in Massachusetts. Loved to travel when I was younger, and have visited both Australia and Singapore, also a few countries in Europe. My husband is a coastal Sami, having lived in this part of Norway all his life.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Gardening work in general - transplanting, weeding, watering, etc. And eventually harvesting! Clearing brush and small trees. Picking wild berries later in the season - cloud berries, blueberries, crowberries, lingonberries. This is too far north for fruit trees, but I have strawberries, raspberries, goose berries, red and black currants in the garden that also need to be picked when ripe. They aren't producing so much yet, but hopefully better for each year. Also getting wood cut for the winter.

  • Idiomas hablados

    English: Fluido
    Norwegian: Fluido
    Swedish: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    A small guest room here at home with place for 2 (if you are good friends!). If necessary, I can also put up a folding bed with mattress elsewhere. One bathroom with toilet and shower. As for food, I am a vegetarian (vegan) - Whole Food Plant Based to be exact. This because of a condition I have (Polymyalgia Rheumatica). Helpers will not have to eat the same as me, but appreciate it if mostly vegetarian. Welcome to make your own food if you enjoy making it. No smoking, alcoholic beverages or drugs.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Visit Kvensk Institute, visit farm with alpacas, visit the small canyon, hike to get a panoramic view, walks along the beautiful Porsanger fjord. Can discuss available transport later.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 131781446358