In English

Damina is owned by Olle Nygren and comprise of Damina AB and Jongården private business. Jongården owns all properties and Damina AB runs all activities and rests on three legs. Computer/IT, Environment, and Nature. The activities are mainly focused on service and consulting within these areas.

Environment

Assessment of occupational exposure

Damina AB carry out sampling and analysis of aerosols and vapors to monitor occupational exposure in different workplaces. 
Contact me for information, offer and/or order by e-mail or telephone +4670-6636706.

Samplers for monitoring occupational exposure

Damina AB supply samplers, with pre-weighed filters, for sampling varoius aerosol fractions and the following determination of aerosol levels and possible other compounds, e.g., metals or quartz. Damina AB also supply samplers for active or passive sampling of volatile organic compounds with the following analysis.
Contact me for information, offer and/or order by e-mail or telephone +4670-6636706.

Consultancy, measurements and education regarding

  • Chemical health risks in work environments
  • Chemical health risks in outdoor environment
  • Chemical health risks in indoor environments

Consultancy and advice regarding

  • Wind and solar energy for small scale electricity production 
  • Composting of household garbage and recycling 
  • Alternative sewer handling based on biological and ecological principles. 

Holmön Recycling Station

Damina AB is also managing the Holmön Recycling Station on commission from Umeå Municipality. The station is open once a week. See schedule (in Swe).

Holmön Weather Station

Damina AB is supervising the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) weather station on Holmön in combination with daily reports of weather observations. This is made on commission from SMHI.

Nature

Bee farming

Damina AB participates in an EU financed project run by the NordBi association. The project aims to save the endangered bee race Nordic (brown) bee from being extinct. Holmön lays 10 km from the main land and therefore comprise an isolated biotope where the Nordic bee can live without threats from other bee races. Read more about the Nordic Bee-project (in Swe). 

Tora Nygren started a pilot project with two small bee hives during 2007. The question was if the bees would survive the harsh winter conditions and the long cold spring before the vegetation turned green again. Luckily we found out that the bees survived the winter and during the summer 2008 Tora increased the bee farm to six hives. There have been ups and downs over the years. In summer 2010 she had 11 hives in two locations, but the winter 2010/11, we lost Tora in cancer and almost all bee societies, as most bee farmers in Västerbotten. In memory of Tora, I and the children decided to continue with bee farming. The name Toras Beefarm was established. Today we produce honey called Holmöhonung. We sell the honey at the shop on Holmön [Holmöns Lanthandel] and at Jongården homestead.

Outdoor life

  • Daytime adventure and experience excursions summer and winter, e.g., go Holmön Grand Tour or to an own beach during summer (We take you there with boat) or go for ice angling in winter time (we take you there by snowmobile)
  • Overnight outdoor arrangements on the Holmön islands, e.g., walkabouts. Stay over night in old fishing cabins or camp in tent or sleep under open sky 
  • Arranging activities according to your desire, e.g., planning routes, booking, rental of equipment, transportations with car, boat or snow mobile, guiding.  

Transports


Damina carry out various types of transports at and around Holmön.

Summer time, e.g.,

  • Transports with car on Holmön
  • Transports with boat over Kvarken
  • Transports with boat to Fjärderägg
  • Transports with boat around Holmön

In winter time, e.g.,

  • Transports with snowmobile over Kvarken
  • Transports with snowmobile on and around Holmön

Snowmobile track

Damina AB set out and maintain a snowmobile track across the ice between Holmön and the mainland in winter time when the sea is frozen. This is made on commission from the Swedish Transport Administration. The track goes from the ferry port Norrfjärden on the mainland to Vintervägskroken on Holmön. A normal winter the track opens in late January and is open to mid-April.

Small scale computer usage 

  • E-mail, web sites construction and administration, social media
  • Advice on choice and purchase of computer hardware and software.
  • Support during configuration and system tuning
  • User education 
  • Follow-up support for users

Management of the Jongården homestead

Jongården today

The Jongården homestead is owned by the Nygren family, who lives here. To the homestead there are 38 ha land of which most is forest. The fields are used for grazing today, and sheep, cows and horses can be seen on the fields around the homestead. Extensive forestry is used to maintain the forest and for supply of fire wood.

At 2003 the whole second floor was renovated. A big bathroom with sauna and laundry was built on top of the entrance. Two more bed room was built in the west part and the east bedroom was renovated. The windows on second floor was changed to insulated windows. A general room was built in the middle of the second floor. A new greenhouse was erected to the growing season 2009 and in summer 2010, geothermal heating was installed.

Jongården history

The main house, which is made of full timber, was erected during 1860-ies by Johan, son of Pell-Pers. This occured when one of the eight major homesteads (Holmön 5) was split among the sons. The house is of a so called Västerbotten type. It is oriented in east-west, which is unusual for this type of houses that normally is oriented i north-south. The entrance is on the north side of the house. The kitchen is in the east and the drawing-room is in the west side of the bottom floor. 

During 1920 Johans son, Erik Johansson, built a new barn with cattle house north of the court yard. The old cattle house, west of the court yard, was rebuilt to baking house and storage. The court yard became surrounded with buildings in south, west and north. The entrance road comes from east and is situated about 80 m from Berguddsvägen. 

Bror Eriksson, the last farmer, was mainly sheep farmer and fisherman. He was son to Erik Johansson and renovated the main house in 1951 and built the entrance part, in which a small bathroom was built. The floor was insulated and an incinerator for water carried central heating was installed in the kitchen. A new wood fired stove was installed but the tiled stove in the drawing-room was unfortunately removed at that renovation. The incinerator and wood fired stove is still in use. Later the roof was plated and the windows were changed to insulated windows in the kitchen, chamber and sleeping room at east on the second floor, i.e. the parts that was used used during the winter.