Many of us love to buy new plants for flower beds and balcony boxes. But we seldom think of the actual business that makes it possible for us to botanize among the pelargoniums. How did the market gardens grow and how did they develop into the facilities they are today?
Inger Olausson, researcher and senior lecturer at the Department of Cultural Conservation, at the University of Gothenburg, is collaborating with the Centre for Business History as a part-time guest researcher.
Inger is doing her research on the history of Swedish horticulture and horticultural industry – a new field of research that has taken shape during the last 15 years. It captures issues related to the field of horticulture, such as business management and entrepreneurship, labor, cultivation systems, plant protection, technology, etc. In her new project Inger Olausson studies how the branch transitioned from a male dominated to a female dominated business.
In this webinar she discusses with Anders Houltz, head of research at the Centre for Business History, about the history of market gardens in Sweden. Moderator is Anna-Karin Eldvik.