Date/dates: 10/09/2014
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Educational Workshop: Cultivation and Saving of Traditional Vegetable Seeds

On Wednesday, September 10th 2014, at Zygi experimental station of the Agricultural Research Institute of Cyprus (ARI), an all-day educational workshop took place with the subject: Cultivating and SAVING our traditional vegetable varieties.

This workshop hosted specialists and researches from ARI in the fields of composting, organic agriculture, microorganisms, vegetable pest control, and collecting and maintaining our traditional seeds with the goal of educating representatives from various ecological organizations in Cyprus on the theme of SAVING traditional varieties.

Among the participants were representatives of the Eco-groups of Amarantos, Anakyklos Perivallontiki, Movement of Life Cyprus, Utopia Collectiva and other ecological initiatives of Cyprus.

This seminar was the first step in educating the various eco-groups’ representatives by the ARI team, on the subjects of: organic agriculture, pest control and correct principles on researching, recording and collecting traditional seeds, aiming eventually in the reproduction and maintenance of heirloom vegetable seed varieties of Cyprus.

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Organiser Name: Agricultural Research Institute, Movement of Life Cyprus, Utopia Collectiva, Anakyklos Perivallontiki, Amarandos
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P.O Box 22016 - Nicosia
- Cyprus
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