Farmers markets – a way to become a multifunctional farm

At the beginning of spring 2019 our farm farm started participating at the local and national farmers markets to distribute our production. We are part of an organisation for Bulgarian organic products and the foundation Bioselena. The foundation Bioselena has a special project for popularisation of Bulgarian products on the market and are organising regular farmers markets in the capital as well as regional famers markets throughout the country. The name of the project of the project is [...]

2019-10-11T17:45:47+01:00October 11th, 2019|ETBLA, Farmers, News|

Why you should put your future in the hands of a minor

Unless you live on a remote island, or indeed on a boat in the middle of the ocean, you certainly have heard about the incredible boat journey the young activist Greta Thunberg undertook to cross the Atlantic and cover, in an very unusual and environmentally friendly way, the distance separating her house in Sweden from New York, the location where the UN Climate Action Summit has been held in September 2019. Last Monday, September 23rd, Greta has held [...]

2019-10-11T17:48:02+01:00October 7th, 2019|Farmers, Frankenagro, News|

Multifunctional Farms: Let’s Start from Bees

One of the ways La Junquera farm is working on becoming more multifunctional and diverse is by attracting different agro-entrepreneurs. Together with these entrepreneurs we are trying to find ways to involve more business opportunities on our farm and beyond. One of these efforts is sustainable beekeeping which has much added value to the farm, the yields, natural areas, biodiversity and an ever-shrinking bee population in the area andon a global scale. We work together with Agrolavia, a [...]

2019-10-11T18:10:26+01:00October 5th, 2019|Farmers, La Junquera, News|

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, [...]

2019-10-11T18:11:57+01:00September 17th, 2019|Farmers, Masseria Redenta, 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+01:00July 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 [...]

2019-10-11T18:15:54+01:00July 19th, 2019|Farmers, Frankenagro, 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 [...]

2019-10-11T18:16:38+01:00July 1st, 2019|Farmers, La Junquera, 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 [...]

2019-10-11T18:16:49+01:00June 17th, 2019|Farmers, Masseria Redenta, 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 [...]

2019-10-11T18:19:14+01:00May 14th, 2019|AUP, 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 [...]

2019-10-11T18:20:43+01:00April 24th, 2019|Farmers, La Junquera, News|