Romania: Biodiversity, traditional skills & rural development

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Linking rich biodiversity with traditional skills and rural development in Transylvania.


Apply now for this great course with ADEPT, leaders in natural and cultural heritage conservation though rural development & small scale, high nature value farming. Please email and 

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Hosts: Fundatia ADEPT

Course Dates: *NEW DATES* 8th to 15th of September 2022

2 spaces available for this course (June 2022) 

Aims & Themes: exploring traditional skills as part of rural development and heritage engagement in a biodiversity rich area of small scale sustainable farming.

Draft Itinerary:

Airports: Either Sibiu, Targu Mures, Cluj-Napoca, or Bucharest

Proposed accommodations: Hotel Central Park, Dracula Danes, Viscri guesthouses

Day 1:

Arrival and transfers to Sighisoara. Dinner with the hosts.

Day 2:

Saschiz- visiting the ADEPT office, short presentation of each partner and discussion of food regulation barriers to small producers

Lunch at the office

Fruit and vegetable processing unit

Ceramic workshop

Dinner in Sighisoara (or in Saschiz- local association of women+ discussions)

Day 3:

Angofa project- visit and discussions (educational center, cattle farm)

Lunch at the ANGOFA SCHOOL

Bio-Mosna visit (milk processing model)

Dinner at the farm

Day 4:

Medias- visiting the glass recycling workshop

Medias- town visit and lunch

Brateiu- craft village visit

Return to Sighisoara – dinner

Day 5:

Visiting Torcatoria de lana- wool processing unit in Mihai Viteazu Commune Cluj-Napoca

Lunch in Luncani, Cluj

Visiting oil pressing unit in Luncani, Luna Solai- brand

Return to Sighisoara

Day 6:


Meeting the Woman’s association representatives- rural business model

Lunch at mama Gerda

Cooking demo+ workshop and dinner at Gerda/ Viscri 125

Day 7:

Visiting the Catean’s farmhouse in Rotbav: discussions and lunch

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