New forms of tourism in the Euganean Hills (Italy): a multifaceted experience to discover the space

In the middle of the Euganean Hills, specifically in the municipality of Montegrotto Terme, the “Museo del Termalismo antico e del Territorio” has recently been opened. As its name indicates, its main objective is to join: hydrotherapy, as a millenary tradition in the Eugene area; and the space, because the museum allows to know other highlights of this geographical space. On the one hand, the thermal water lake with health benefits has distinguished this space since ancient times. [...]

2021-07-15T10:49:42+02:00July 15th, 2021|News, UGR|

Biodynamic agriculture – how a man finds his true place as a partner with plants and animals

Biodynamics is a holistic, ecological, and ethical approach to farming, gardening, food, and nutrition. In Bulgaria the beginning of biodynamic agriculture is set by a family that grows their plants according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture. These are Maria and Dimitar Stoyanovi, who in 1998 inherited from their parents 0.35 hectares of agricultural land in the village of Bachkovo and began to grow fruits, vegetables and grapes, following the rules of biodynamic agriculture. In 2010, their average [...]

2021-07-02T11:45:04+02:00July 2nd, 2021|AUP, News|

E(xam)TOMATO Day at University of Foggia

15 candidates for the Business Model Competition are now racing to be graded with the highest score to attend the one month internship at Masseria Redenta. Indeed, the best two performers will access the practical pilot phase to put into practice what they have learnt on Multifunctional Agriculture during the eTOMATO course. The candidates have outlined their own Multifunctional organization by making use of the eTOMATO tools for assessing the Readiness to become a multifunctional entrepreneur and organize [...]

2021-06-25T16:06:14+02:00June 25th, 2021|News, UniFg|

Getting ready for an amazing summer

Step by step we are getting closer to the summer. The sun shines more often, the temperatures are rising slowly, and the days consists of more sun hours. It has been a turbulent winter at social farm Tallaart (Belgium). The Pandemic has forced us to change our way of working. We had to adjust both our daily routine and the organisation of our camps to keep the farm going. And we did it with great success! The camps [...]

2021-06-25T10:47:52+02:00June 25th, 2021|gebroeders vercammen, News|

practical agroecological experiences

At La Junquera (Spain) one of the students of the Regeneration Academy is researching how didactic farms can help the transition to more sustainable farming practices.  Farms can play a central role in creating environments of practical learning and passing on knowledge, where academia, research, farmers, students and consumers can meet and connect through activities in a real-world farm environment.  Didactic farms can take many different forms, ranging from demo farm plots that train and demonstrate practices to [...]

2021-06-10T11:57:43+02:00June 10th, 2021|La Junquera, Senza categoria|

World Bee Day

World Bee Day was celebrated on May 20th. Vital species for the ecosystem, they are also among those most at risk. Their life is threatened by various factors and by the hand of man. This is why a World Bee Day was born, scheduled for every 20 May from 2018, to raise public awareness on the importance of protecting and safeguarding these precious insects. At the same time, this day is also an opportunity for experts, politicians, economists [...]

2021-06-04T11:41:51+02:00June 4th, 2021|Masseria Redenta, News|

What is the right size for a farm?

Tweets that the European Agricultural Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski has posted on his profile last month have sparked quite some debate among the agricultural community. In those posts Wojciechowski has expressed his position, which seems to favour small and organic farming over industrial or conventional ones. Examples cite: “Everyone has the right to defend the intensive/industrial methods of animal husbandry, but one can’t say that in this way he/she defends the rural areas and farmers. Large-scale breeding is not [...]

2021-05-18T10:31:14+02:00May 18th, 2021|News, Tinada|

Bringing children closer to agriculture

As a result of the urbanization, children in Flanders (Belgium) are losing their connection with nature and agriculture. To prevent this from happening, new collaborations between the agricultural sector and schools are being formed.  A new project called “Boerderleren” was set up, supported by the province of Antwerp, Flanders and the European Union. The goal of this project is for children from primary school to become acquainted with agriculture and to discover new interests and talents. The program [...]

2021-05-14T12:23:12+02:00May 14th, 2021|News, UGent|

Inclusion, digital and green skills: the new Erasmus + 2021 – 2027

The new Erasmus + 2021 - 2027 was launched last March 25 by the European Commission which adopted the first Erasmus + annual work program. The Program budget is 26.2 billion euros, compared to 14.7 billion euros for the period 2014 - 2020, to which will be added approximately 2.2 billion euros from the EU's external instruments, almost double the amount to the previous programming. The Erasmus program has shown all its extraordinary vitality and its effective usefulness [...]

2021-05-06T17:00:56+02:00May 6th, 2021|News, Valuedo|

La Junquera, an example of good practices in multifunctional agriculture

La Junquera (Spain), i.e. the partner farm affiliated to the University of Granada (Spain) in the eTOMATO project has been recognized in the Spanish national press as an example of good practice.  Last week, it was published how Alfonso Chico de Guzmán, a trained farmer, manages to recover the fertility of the land in a semi-arid environment of southeastern Spain. Link to the article: https://www.abc.es/contentfactory/post/2021/04/16/productores-sostenibles-el-agricultor-que-se-ha-propuesto-devolver-la-vida-a-su-tierra-y-lo-esta-consiguiendo/?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F The work philosophy at La Junquera is very clear: "We are managers of [...]

2021-04-30T10:08:16+02:00April 30th, 2021|News, UGR|