Monica Oprean

Satul Verde, Sibiu, Romania  Empowering rural communities, halting rural migration, developing new markets for local and sustainable products

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Satul Verde, Sibiu, Romania 

Empowering rural communities, halting rural migration, developing new markets for local and sustainable products

Romanian Village Farming 22nd -29th August 2017
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Romanian Village Farming 22nd -29th August 2017

Hay is at the base of almost all traditional meat & dairy farm products – even to the farmyard chickens eating grasshoppers brought into the yard with the new hay crop. Hay – especially cut with a scythe, has shaped Romania’s rural cultural landscape and resulted in enormous biodiversity of flowering plants, insects & birds. Other important & ecosystem shaping farming activities include grazing and cutting (shredding/pollarding) trees for leaf hay and for fencing without wire.

Lime Burning in Romania  19th – 26th September 2015
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Lime Burning in Romania 19th – 26th September 2015

Romania 19th – 26th September ‘Lime burning in Romania is part of an unbroken rural tradition which is at risk. The tradition of kiln building and lime burning is maintained by an increasingly older generation, with no apparent successors from younger generations appearing willing or trained to take over and secure its future. As a […]

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