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Date: 18.12.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest, Husdjur, Plants
Rowan-berries covered in frost

33 000 seed samples rest safely in our freezers. Now, the NordGen staff takes the opportunity to also have some well deserved rest during the holidays. This means that we, from the 20th of December until the 7th of January, will notbe able to handle seed orders in SESTO. Those…

Date: 12.12.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Matti Leino giving a lecture.

Today is a day of festivities for all those who, in one way or the other, have been involved in the Nordic cooperation on plant genetic resources. This year, it’s namely 40 year since the Nordic Genebank was established. The day is celebrated with lectures, a book release, film screening…

Date: 15.07.2019 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Nordens Hus på Färöarna

Chilly winds and lots of rain. Green fields, uncountable numbers of sheep and the most wonderful views. The Faroe Islands is an exciting place. The new cooperation project initiated by NordGen and The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands is almost equally exciting. It’s hardly the summer temperatures we’re used…

Date: 19.12.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants
Kale salad

As most of our plants have entered hibernation, the rest of NordGen’s operations are also ready for a few days vacation. But first, we would like to share the recipe of a green kale salad, which suits very well as a christmas dish. Are you perhaps one of the lucky…

Date: 30.11.2018 Author: Merete Madslund Category: Plants, Plants
Gaveæske på finsk

Here is your chance to make someone happy while supporting NordGen’s work and mission! For Christmas 2018 NordGen has launched a gift box with seeds from old vegetable varieties from the Nordic countries. Included in the gift is a donation to NordGen’s work with conservation and sustainable use of plants…

Date: 22.10.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Plants

An important part of NordGen’s work is the wild relatives – and that’s not the story of some crazy grandpa. Crop wild relatives are important plants, for example when developing new crop varieties. This week, NordGen is in Helsingør to discuss a Nordic project concerning crop wild relatives. We also…