The representatives of secondary schools of agriculture from Slovakia (Levice), Poland (Komorno), France (Auch) and Greece together with Masaryk Secondary School of Agriculture and Higher Professional School in Opava introduced the program of the international partnership project Agropuzzle, which is focused on carrying business in agriculture.
Project schedule mobility CZ 3. - 9. April 2011
9.30 introduction, greetings at school assembly hall, project schedule,sightseeing tour around the school
12.30 Opava - city - meeting with the mayor, view from townhall, city rallye, sightseeing of Opava city
16.30 Creation of the teams, tasks deviding
9:00 departure toJeseníky mountains - Natura 2000 (solid shoes, raincoat necessery)
2 groups - walk to Velký mecháč lake, introduction of Natura 2000 project in the CR at the Nosek cottage, walking tour to Praděd
after 20 presentation, freetime, writting means, papers
9.15 departure to Kružberk
10-12 presentation of bio farm - Kružberk cooperative - dairy cattle breeding, commentary
13.30 Jakartovice - example of agriculture bussiness,horse breeding, scamp, commentary
16-17.30 Arboretum Nový Dvůr
after 19 presentations,information processing
after 20 jazz at the pub Evžen
8.30 departure to Kroměříž - UNESCO
10 - 15 Kroměříž - Podzámecká and Květná gardens, Archiepiscopal wine cellars, Archiepiscopal chateau or sightseeing of Kroměříž city
15 transit to Olomouc - UNESCO
16-18 Olomouc - visit of the square in Olomouc and Unesco plague column, sightseeing of Olomouc city
after 20 presentations ,information processing
9.30-11 Natura 2000 - Hněvošický háj
11.30-12 Štítina-presentation of farming, goose and sheep raising.
14-15 presentation building,information processing and completion
16-18 craft workshops - Easter motives
The meeting of the participants in the project Leonardo Agropuzzle with the mayor of Opava
This year, the meeting took place in Czech Republic, whereas last year it took place in Slovakia (Levice). The next year we will meet in Greece (Preveza). One of the participants in the project is the Unprofitable Organisation Natura Opava, which organizes the visits to the protected areas in Natura 2000 situated in the countries involved in the project. Natura Opava creates ppt presentations and worksheets with the intention to increase the knowledge of ecological agriculture and permanently maintainable development. After the opening ceremony, the delegations visited specialized classrooms and surrounding park. Consequently, all the delegations met the mayor of Opava, Zdeněk Jirásek.
The visit to "Velké mechové jezírko" in Jeseníky and the walk to Praděd
For the following day, the visit to Protected Landscape Area Jeseníky, Nature Reserve "Velké mechové jezírko" and "Praděd", was planned. According to the new system of protected areas Natura 2000, Jeseníky is a Special Protection Area for birds, where many bird species are carefully protected. According to the Natura 2000 directives, rare habitats are protected as well (nature reserves according to the Czech system), which are included among Sites of Community Importance in Natura 2000. We visited "Velké mechové jezírko" in Rejvíz with Vít Balner and the Landscape Park situated on the highest mountain of Jeseníky mountains "Praděd". Our guide there was Jakub Kubačka. Both these localities were presented in the ppt presentation as well as Special Protection Area for birds Jeseníky. Since the field trips took place in the early spring, the participants did not have the opportunity to compare spring and summer aspect. However, the photos of plants were introduced during the presentation made by Jakub Kubačka "Special Protection Areas for birds in Jeseníky and Special Areas of Conservation in Jeseníky and Opava districts".
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The visit to Arboretum "Nový Dvůr"
The most beautiful period in Arboretum "Nový Dvůr" is during the flowering season of rhododendrons at the end of April and and beginning of May. Unfortunately, we were not here at that time. However, in arboretum there are more than 3000 other local and exotic plant species which are grown in a greenhouse or in a beautiful surrounding park.
Arboretum Nový Dvůr plné barev
Arboretum Nový Dvůr v listopadu
Italové z Benátek v opavské přírodě
Šácholan velkokvětý Magnolia grandiflora L. v Arboretu Nový Dvůr
Bromélie - živé cisterny, filodendrony - milenci stromů
Výstava Svět šišek v Arboretu Nový Dvůr
Návštěva výstavy výtvarníka Štíchy v Arboretu
Jak roste dřevo? / How Does Wood Grow?
Opavský výtvarník Ivan Hauptfleisch vystavuje v arboretu v Novém Dvoře
Výstava exotickýchživých motýlů v Arboretu Nový Dvůr
The visit to Kroměříž and the gardens UNESCO
The gardens in Kroměříž belong among the most precious cultural and natural sights in the Czech Republic. In fact, they are one of the World Heritage Sites together with the monuments in Olomouc, which we visited as well.
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The visit to the goat farm in Štítina
Another part of our program was the visit to the goat farm. In fact, the students from France and Greece were not impressed, because in their countries, sheep and goat breeding is quite a common practice. However, the visit was very useful for all the participants. The countryside in this area provides suitable conditions for the use of biomass and for goat and sheep breeding. Nowadays, we consider it quite unusual, but sheep and goat breeding was very common in the past in the region of Opava. In 2010, there were 19 ecological farmers working on 555 parts of farmland, which is the area of 6591 ha (9,43% of the total in the Opava district).
The visit to the Site of Community Importance Hněvošický háj
Natura Opava organized a field trip to the Site of Community Importance Hněvošický háj, which is the linden-oak hornbeam association Tilio ? Carpinetum. We had the opportunity to be there during the flowering season of the following plants: (Hacquetia epipactis, Isopyrum thalictroides and Carex pilosa) These plants of Carpathian vegetation reach the western border of their occurrence in this area. The border lies between Ratiboř, Opava and Olomouc.
Sites of Community Importace - SCI in district Opava
Hněvošický háj(animal and plant species are not protected by Natura 2000 system)
Děhylovsky potok, Štěpán(Bombina bombina), (Misgurnus fossilis), (Leucorrhinia pectoralis)
ŠtolaJakartovice (Myotis myotis)
Jilešovice,Děhylov (Maculinea nausithous)
Ostrava Šilheřovice(Osmoderma eremita)
Údolí Moravice(Lampetra planeri), (Cottus gobio), (Lutra lutra)
Černý důl(Barbastella barbastellus)
Staré Oldřůvky(Myotis emarginatus), (Myotis myotis)
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Rozkvetlý Hněvošický háj
Hvězdnatec čemeřicový Hacquetia epipactis a skokan Hnědý Rana temporaria v rezervaci Hněvošický háj
Přeslička největší Equisetum telmateia v Hněvošickém háji
Naučná stezka v Hněvošickém háji
Potůček v PR Hněvošický háj
Photohraphy: Jakub Kubačka, Andrej Tarnik
The products of the project Agropuzzle in Czech Republic
Presentations about Natura 2000 in Czech Republic: