Lia and Tommy planted the first tree in Solkulla Matskog in the fall of 2019. It came from a desire to make the desert green, but ended up digging where they are, in Kulla outside Örsundsbro. A failed field is now transformed into a forest with food. Beneath the trees of fruit, berries and nuts, shrubs, creepers and perennials grow to provide edibles for humans and pollinators.
In the flowerbeds next to the house, edibles mix with flowers and grapes. There are sand beds and mound beds for kitchen plants and wild parts for diversity. A greenhouse provides a longer growing season. The microclimate possibilities of the plot are exploited for more heat-sensitive trees, such as walnut, edible chestnut, peach, quince, minikivi, blackberry, mulberry and grapes. It is a newly created food forest so the trees are small and the visions are big right now.
Lia, long a well-known food profile at Café Samt in Enköping, holds cooking classes, lectures on food, health and farming, and gives tours of the emerging forest garden.
There are two cottages for rent and in the summer of 2023 you can also spend the night in glamping tents.