Grapevine Reykjavik

Prairie Yard Garden Growing Grapes

(gentle music) Prairie Yard Garden is a production of the University of Minnesota Morris in cooperation with Pioneer Public Television. Closed captioning is provided by Mark and Margaret YackelJuleen in honor of Shalom Hill Farm, a nonprofit rural education retreat center in a beautiful

prairie setting near Windom in southwestern Minnesota. Shalom Hill Farm, shalomhill Did you hear that a new crop is appearing on the prairieé Growing grapes has created an interest among a few individuals who like the challenge of adapting it to our region. Join me on Prairie Yard Garden as we visit a vineyard to learn about the process and challenges

of growing grapes on the prairie. (soft lighthearted music) A new crop has appeared on the prairie: growing grapes And today I have Florian Ledermann with me who's been involved with the process for the last four to five years. Florian welcome to the show and tell me, how did you get interested in growing grapesé ^We got interested actually at the

University of Morris's Horticultural Night. We sat down in a tent and learned that the university just released four new varieties of grapes that are actually coldhardy. And before that, I always kind of figured grapes were the crop that just kind of came up and never really bore and died every winter and died back. So that's what spiked our interest.

And so that very nextspring, we bought five. And they survived and I did a little more research and decided to go with an acre. And a year later, another acre so we ended up with 1,350 vines as a result of that little adventure in Morris. Larry That's interesting. 1,300 vines, how long does it take you

to put all those in the groundé Florian We used family labor. (Florian laughs) So we had, it took us, I think probably when we were planting, it took us about threedays to put one acre in. That would be for the planting. The posts and the trellis system and everything

In Iceland with Paul Fontaine

having some some i think that's sending them kick insome cases and working in the mind you ship thatuh. good on the other hand so uh. i guessi just find it all uh. amazing what's going on here and ch and will be on written very verypleased to have with me paul fontaine journals for the record the grapevineand that website is great fine dot hyannis but i guess is that the maineuropean graceland

hands of paul you in two thousand seveninto those near a member of parliament and you're an american and also icelandic citizen now testcorrect and so you have and you've been here for brothers twelve years so you have quite a perspective herewhat is life like in high school and in a bid in the context of your americansensibilities but um. the culture it

is in many ways very americanized uh. that week thereis a naval base there for many years br example you'll see a lot of examples ofamerican mainstream culture i'm as opposed to other scandinaviancountries were maybe not is not so americanized but uh. one of the major draws for me to thiscountry was done the strength of the social web welfaresystem indicated with regards to health careand child care and education

uh. it's incredibly strong systemworked even as we just heard people on the right the conservatives even believe that yesthere should be some sort of national health care system right i i i was goingto mean singing and northern european countries to get the conservatives on him and say how your conservative line on americanmca conservatives think that uh. we should do away with nationalmedicine national health care system

make a lot of great deficit blinded bygod has a look at certain of that emerged november twenty one of the nationalhealth care system uh. sold but in fact you were tellingrezoning and your experience having a child here yes as amazing uh. my child is born two thousand six uh.

and uh. when we went to the and by land uh. from my child's mother went into labor uh. passed a nurse there uh. solar power again rebuild for thisand she is looking like i was not something they have you not to be build doped okay uh. that that we can workit that way to bet on yeah so

Convicted Icelandic Banker Seemingly Drunk On National TV

Sigurður Einarsson you are on the phone from London. Yes, I'm on the phone…inaudible mumbling You described your innocence in an interview with Stöð 2 earlier,but when you hear comments like this, detailed in the verdict – inaudible mumbling Can I say something quicklyé Yes, please go ahead. Yes, thank you. I have to say that I think it's absolutely incredible that the Supreme Court came to this conclusion. And I have to say that they are convicting people for who they are,

not what they did… and I'd like to explain a little more without getting interrupted because I know that… you know…pause lt;… Yes that we don't have that much time. Yes, not a lot of time. But the thing is that, what we're discussing here… is issues…

and …yeah… and in reality… discussing that men have done something that isn't legal. But Sigurður, look, we were just showing footage proving that the bank had supposedly sought out international investors and had intended to continue doing so to grow on the global markets but in all the case documents submitted to the court

and in the verdict itself it shows that no investment money was ever transferred. That Kaupthing financed this entirely and No…inaudible mumbling And committed serious violations What it is all about it is that no funds wentout of the bank none went into the bank. But So the bank was positioned in exacly

the same way before as it was after. That's what this is all about. silence Yes, thank you Sigurður for getting on the phone with us.

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