Sowing flax in Austria by "Das Halbe Team"
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A Year on the Field
A Year on the Field
A Year On The Field
In March, we ploughed a meadow into a field of arable land with a tractor on our estate management Fridau, Obergrafendorf/Lower Austria....
- May 19
Flax to Linen in Vancouver, Canada - Kwantlen Polytechnic University and EartHand Gleaners
The "A Year On The Field" project welcomes a new grower - the partnership of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University and EartHand Gleaners...
- May 12
Looking back at the last Flax Year - Experiences from the Lauresham Open-Air Laboratory (Germany)
The Open-Air Laboratory Lauresham is an archaeological open-air museum which, among other things, deals with the education and research...
- Apr 21
LINUM - A little 'who’s who' in some Linum genera
About me: In retirement and without a garden - a completely new experience - I began in Berlin about 15 years ago to take a closer look...
- Mar 31
Sowing rituals: with the support from above
The flax industry has a rich history and traditions that date back to ancient times. Part of these traditions are the historical sowing...
- Mar 24
From medieval Irish divorce law to current grunge linen with a touch of nettle
Before a glance at present-day grunge fashion, let’s take a quick look at some tidbits of information on flax and linen from Ireland ...
- Mar 3
Flax-growing and linen production in medieval iconography: tools, techniques and gestures
In the Middle Ages, textile plants such as flax and hemp provided not only comestibles for humans and animals, most especially in the...
- Feb 24
Continuing Traditions One Square Metre at a Time
For over two thousand years, Finns have been familiar with flax cultivation. Many traditions throughout the year were closely related to...
- Feb 17
Flax to linen at the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
Background The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation (CPP) is a living history museum interpreting the lives of English colonists living in...
- Feb 10
Linum usitatissimum. An archaeobotanical view on a preserved seed of ‘the most common one’
© Amy Holguin, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, EXPLO project. The picture shows an uncharred flax seed found under...
- Feb 6
Welcoming our Flax Year
February marks the month in which the Year On The Field Project will start its regular reports and blogposts on Flax (Linum...
- Apr 1, 2022
Official Announcement: Flax is the new 'Year On the Field' crop. Call for participants!
Common Flax (Linum usitatissimum) is a very important field crop worldwide and not only provides food (seeds and oil), but also is the...
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