Last week, within the frame of „School Otherwise” Week 2016, pupils of several schools from Odorheiu Secuiesc have visited Locodeni. They took a look at the animals on the farm ran by young people of LIA-Foundation and rode on Icelandic horses, visited the old village house and the marmalade pantry, and tasted traditional oven made pies with cinnamon and plum marmalade. Some of them also widened their knowledge about wildcrafting.
On Tuesday, the 19th of April, Blénessy Éva (team builder) and Bákai Magdolna (assistant of „Transylvanian Herb Garden” project managed by Civitas Foundation) organized a wildcrafting activity for pupils of Kelemen Imre Elementary School form Ocland. The pupils learned about the beneficiary effects of some wild herbs that grow in April – common cowslip, blue bugle, chickweed-, and they placed the plants into the dryer next to the presentation garden realized within the frame of the project.
Due to the bad weather conditions, on Wednesday, the pupils of the 5th class of Tamási Áron Grammar School must have stayed in the town, at the headquarter of Civitas Foundation, where they learned some details of the project, such as: specialties of herb gardens, characteristics and use of some spring herbs; they also tasted herb tea.
„I am glad that the youth is interested in the programs of Civitas Foundation – declared Orbán Árpád, project leader. – I believe in the long-term sustainability of the project. It is assured by the fact that the new generations tend to continue the collection and process of healing values from their environment, this world seems to be close to their soul.”
The realization of the project initiated by the Civitas Foundation in May 2015 is granted through the Romanian-Swiss Cooperation Funds. Partners in the project: LIA-Foundation, Civitas Foundation (subsidiary from Cluj-Napoca) and Swiss Association for Biodynamic Agriculture.