Masseria Redenta: Teaching by Nature

In a magnificent environmental and landscape context, the fields of Masseria Redenta welcome with love a rich variety of medicinal, aromatic, dry cleaners, edible, and many toher types, plants. This is a treasure “nest” from which it draws material to carry every day laboratories and educational seminars. In fact, Masseria Redenta is convinced that knowledge, to be truthful and of impact, must pass through direct experimentation. Therefore, people learn especially by touching, smelling, tasting, collecting and using herbs, [...]

2019-09-17T11:02:23+02:00September 17th, 2019|Farmers, News|

The Sunny Farm

The rabbit and tourism farm, better known as or the “Sunny Farm” is located in the village of  Tankovo in the Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria. It is a place for rural tourism and various leisure activities. Here you can sleep on a tent, eat a delicious rustic lunch, prepare food in the equipped summer kitchen and relax stress-free on the meadow or on a nearby dam. Children can get acquainted with the animals on the farm - rabbits, chicks, [...]

2019-08-12T19:48:05+02:00July 22nd, 2019|Farmers, News, Universities|

Agriculture and Young Farmers in the US: What’s the Matter?

So far, the eTOMATO project has discussed plenty on what is the State of The Art for Multifunctional Agriculture in Europe. We shall now understand what is about in the rest of the world and what can we learn from it. We have often addressed that major of the work for Multifunctionality has been undergone by small farmers, and that multifunctional agriculture helps in some issues of biodiversity preservation, social empowerment, and economic stability which get more difficult [...]

2019-07-19T12:34:54+02:00July 19th, 2019|Farmers, News|

Farming Business: This is How We Do It

One of the challenges of these times is that farms can no longer rely on agriculture alone to earn their income. As climate change increasingly affects yields, farmers must diversify their farming practices to survive. Therefore, young people are looking for options in addition to managing their farms that can provide the additional income needed to have a decent life in the field. In La Junquera, Murcia, Spain, The Regeneration Academy organized the first sustainable entrepreneurship course for [...]

2019-07-09T20:33:02+02:00July 1st, 2019|Farmers, News|

 Masseria Redenta, honey tasting workshops

In the context of the multifunctional activities of  Masseria Redenta, honey tasting workshops are held, in order to give consumers all the information necessary for the correct consumption of the products, and correct information on food labeling. Honey is not just a sweetener to be enjoyed in milk at breakfast or useful for sweetening teas and herbal teas, but a product with a thousand facets, with amazing aromatic and organoleptic variations. Its use in the kitchen can therefore [...]

2019-07-09T20:26:06+02:00June 17th, 2019|Farmers, News|

Gerzovitsa Prison Farm – a Farm with Social Functions

As we like to reiterate in the eTOMATO project, to the idea of Multifunctionality one can link the concepts of Social Farming. This article presents a Bulgarian example on this. "Gerzovitsa" is the name of the area where the prison and the prisoners' farm are located in Smolyan, a region presenting an altitude of 1400 meters. Animals are raised in open fields and are fed with grass which have not been fertilized with chemicals. The area is distanced [...]

2019-05-28T18:00:25+02:00May 14th, 2019|Farmers, News|

The way eTOMATO partners make use of multifunctionality: the example of La Junquera (ES)

Another partner of the eTOMATO project is La Junquera, in the Murcia province in the south of Spain, where the sunlight and the enthusiasm abound. La Junquera farm works together with the students of the Regeneration Academy on the ways it is possible to accomplish the transition to a different type of agriculture, known to the community as Regenerative multifunctional Agriculture. This means that La Junquera is diversifying its activities to become more resilient and that it is [...]

2019-04-24T18:47:59+02:00April 24th, 2019|Farmers, News|

Masseria Redenta: how do eTOMATO partners look like?

In a previous article we discussed what is about the funding of eTOMATO, and the Erasmus+ programme. But what about those actors making the project come to life? One is the Italian Masseria Redenta: an educational farm which environment is ideal to allow all those who wish, their operational field and age being larger or smaller, to establish a "real" contact with nature and the agricultural world. Activities such as spending a day in the countryside, laying on [...]

2019-04-17T12:22:50+02:00April 17th, 2019|Farmers, News|