'Tunen' Field Research


A garden is a delimited area of land on which crops are planted or grown. A garden can be utilitarian in nature, a vegetable garden, scientific, a botanical garden, allotment garden or a
decorative ornamental garden. With the emergence of the first permanent residences, the first fields appeared. These were walled in to prevent destruction and damage by animals on the crops. The present willow, hazel and hawthorn were used as a fence. It concerned the two or three year branches; they were pliable for braiding. Such a fence was called a tuun. The garden as we now know it has arisen from these tuun. We visited a field where an active tuun is still present. Making the tuun is a craft that is still carried out by a few. In the future we want to learn to apply this craft in our work.

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