Good Harvest in Poland

The main mobility took part on 21-23 march 2015. An internal meeting was organized , the Foundation AgriNatura presented its activities to the participants, and a lecture was given introducing the background about polish countryside, farming and organic farming in Poland. It was also an occasion to make a point on project progress and results.

Internal meeting- discussing the project outcomes

On 22 march we participated in the ?Good Harvest-cooperation in organic farming? conference. The conference is gathering each year polish organic farmers, ngos and also guests from abroad (this year we had several organisations from Germany, Italy, Czech, Switzerland, Netherlands) . The conference gathered over 180 participants.  At the conference several lectures were given by polish and foreign speakers, including : best practices of CSA?s from Europe, climate and farming, soil care, permaculture, creation of the first organic farming private folk University in Poland.

Besides the learning content, the conference allowed the participants to network with polish organic  farmers and related polish and foreign ngos.

22 march group photo of the Good Food Project participants at the conference ?Good Harvest?

More pictures and conference presentations from the conference are available here

After the conference, a visit of the organic farm of Ewa and Peter Stratenwerth  in Grzybowo was organized. The farmers breed cows and goats, and have their own cheese processing and bakery, all certified organic. It was possible to taste and buy  cheese and bread. They also lead many education activities. We also visited the construction site of the future Folk University of organic farming, that is currently built by the association ?Ziarno? (?seed?) and financed by a danish foundation . It will be the first private organic farming school in Poland ( .