Lia and Tommy planted the first tree in Solkulla Matskog in the fall of 2019. It was based on a desire to make the desert green, but ended up digging where they are, in Kulla outside Örsundsbro. A failed field is now being transformed into a forest with food. Beneath the trees of fruit, berries and nuts, shrubs, creepers and perennials grow to provide food for humans and pollinators.
For Lia, there are no rules about how things should look, in the garden she tests, fails and marvels at how the joy of creation brings such peace of mind. Playfulness, joy and permaculture are her watchwords.
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 plot's microclimate possibilities are used for more heat-sensitive trees, such as walnut, edible chestnut, peach, quince, minikivi, mulberry and grapes. The idea stems from a desire to harvest food with as little effort as possible for as much of the year as possible.
Cooking with Swedish ingredients, preferably locally produced, and inspiring more perennial food cultivation is the focus for LIa. She offers both small and large workshops that are holistic experiences with food, culture, nature and community.
There are also cabins and glamping tents for rent .