In September we returned to Ulan Ude, the capital of the Russian Republic of Buryatia. On our previous visit in 1998 we attended a unique international Sea Berry Conference which featured the valuable varieties from this region. This year we met old friends, checked out new Sea Berry varieties, and visited the plantations we had seen in 1998.
2-1/2 days on the Trans-Siberian railroad – an epic journey on a comfortable train with friendly traveling companions.
The Siberian landscape is vast, beautiful and unpopulated. Traveling by train gave us lots of time for reading, visiting and taking photos.
The view from the former experimental Sea Berry plantation near Ulan Ude. The landscape is reminiscent of Montana with its ‘big skies’.
Lorraine and our friend Klim Arbakov collecting Sea Berry samples. The plantation has been abandoned, although many of the plants are still bearing fruit.
Klim Arbakov in his dacha garden with his own variety, which we call Klim’s Prize™. Klim has been researching wild Sea Berry plants in Buryatia since the 1970’s.
At OGW we offer a diversity of food plants and their companions from around the world. We offer unique and rare fruit and nut trees, shrubs, and vines. We've been sharing our passion for edible plants and organic gardening since 1994. We are a family owned and operated nursery in Portland Oregon. We ship our seeds & plants to all 50 states. At our retail garden center we offer seasonal fruit tasting, preservation and plant care classes as well as hold events in the community. We support local food sovereignty- grow your own One Green World!