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Project - Fruitfarming
Napsal Jakub Kubačka   
Neděle, 18 prosinec 2016
Project - Fruitfarming
Partners details
Coordinators meeting in CZ
1. Mobility - Romania
2. Mobility - Czech
3. Mobility - Poland
4. Mobility - Portugal
Project outcomes

Project "Role of Traditional Fruit Farming in Regional Development"

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In the Czech Mobility which will take place on 19.-24.9.2016, we have prepared the following program for the participants:

Detailed program of the Czech Mobility:

MONDAY, 19th of September
09:30 - 12:00 - MSŠZe and VOŠ Opava (Masaryk´s Secondary School of Agriculture and Higher Professional School in Opava) Welcoming speech, Excursion to the school, Greenhouses, Fruit orchards
13:00 - 14:00 - City of Opava LUNCH
14:00 - 17:30 - City of Opava, Walking tour in Opava downtown, Tour in Opava parks and gardens, Silesian Museum, City Hall - presentation of environmental projects

Fotoreportage from 19.9.2016

TUESDAY, 20st of September
09:00 - 10:30 - Oldřišov village: Walking around the village - demonstration of alley planting, Visiting the school orchard and village?s apple juice production facility
11:00 - 12:30 - Hněvošice village: Distillery in Hněvošice - excursion to the distillery production facility, Black Cale Juicy - excursion to juice production facility
13.00 - 13:45 - Rohov village: Pub "U Komárků" LUNCH - regional specialities
13:45 - 14:30 - Rohov village: Excursions to the family farm - planting raspberries
15:00 - 16:00 - Bolatice village: Village?s open air museum - demonstration of folk architecture
16:20 - 16:45 - Vřesina village: Visit and demonstration in the gene pool orchard with genuine varieties of fruit, integrated in the rural landscape
17:00 - 18:00 - Kozmice village: Visit to the private bird sanctuary and observatory
19:00 - 22:00 - Village Lhota near Háj: Restaurant "U Vodníka Slámy" - Agro-tourism - museum of miller?s trade - nature trails, Presentation of old varieties of fruit - tasting

__Fruit Plantations in the Village Oldřišov
Samples of planting in rural areas, arising in the last 30 years in the village - the traditional cherry alley trees planted by the basic organisation of the Czech Gardening Association, solitaires in public places and the school orchard planted in 2012 by students of the local school. It is one of the gene pool orchards which preserves the traditional varieties grown in the Hlučín Region. It is also used for the purposes of the local primary school, as a place for learning - taking care of fruit trees within Labour Education, biodiversity, landscape ecology in the context of nature science. There is also a small apple juicing plant operated in the village for small growers by the local organization of the Czech Gardening Association.

__Distillery Hněvošice
The only distillery in Hlučín Region has been operated in the village Hněvošice since 2004; it is located in a former farm house. Processing fruits of growers who can deposit the sour; the whole fermentation process is controlled by skilled operators of the distillery. Technology of the distillery belongs to the most advanced ones - distillation column.

__Gene Pool Orchard of Fruit Trees in the Hlučín Region in Vřesina
Collection of old and regional varieties of pome and stone fruits which were grown in Hlučín Region. The collection was established thanks to the village Vřesina and the basic organization of the Czech Union for Nature Protection; the works were held gradually in several stages from 2013. The collection follows the process of mapping which was taking place in this region from 2012. At the present times there are 113 planted trees, which means about 100 varieties. Some of the local varieties were transferred from the last living examples growing in the local landscape. The area of the orchard shall be used as a gene pool of fruit trees as well as a place for education related to fruit farming.

__Bird Meadows in Kozmice
Group of businessmen - nature lovers - gradually buys up lands to implement an intention unprecedented in our country. In the area of 13 ha, they created permanently flooded lakes combined with periodically flooded areas, wetlands and winter places for amphibians. They provided animals living in this area with quiet retreat which is not usual elsewhere due to agricultural management and destruction of natural ecosystems. There is the two-floor observation tower available for visitors. Here they can overlook the entire territory.

__Mill of Waterman Sláma, Lhota u Opavy
The island between the river Opava and the mill-race of the former Havlíček mill. Nowadays, this area is mainly used for social and cultural events (weddings) and recreation. For this purpose, there is: riding club, museum of milling and three nature trails which include a new smaller orchard of old and regional varieties of fruits of Opava Region, built up on the place of the former orchard.

__Open-air Museum of Folk Traditions and Crafts, Bolatice
The open-air museum was built in 2002, in one of the few surviving examples of a traditional village building. It is an example of a traditional village house in the early 20th century. There is the old kitchen, bedroom, laundry room, servant room, horse stable, barn for cows, log cabin (grange), barn with old machines and other rooms equipped with various household products and tools. In the area of the open-air museum there are several traditional events with demonstrations of folk traditions, held during a year: Easter in the village, erecting a maypole, Kobzolfest (potato festival), village pig sticking, singing carols, live nativity scene.

Fotoreportage from 20.9.2016

WEDNESDAY, 21st of September
09:30 - 11:30 - Town of Krnov Chomýž: Testing facility and the orchard with new varieties of fruit; tasting
11:45 - 12:15 - Town of Město Albrechtice: Observatory - view to the landscape relief of Silesia region
12:30 - 13:30 - Krásné Loučky village LUNCH
14:00 - 15:00 - Úvalno village Orchard with new varieties of fruit
15:30 - 16:15 - Holasovice village Museum of life in villages
17:00 - 20:30 - Town Opava: Restaurant "Panský Mlýn" Introduction of family business with jam production, presentation of new varieties of fruit - tasting

__Miroslav Přasličák
In his orchard, he grows pome fruits on low shapes and stone fruits. For longer period of time, he has been focusing on testing the new varieties which have already passed through the orchard in the amount of several hundreds. He belongs to the greatest experts in growing and cutting of low shapes; he organizes tastings of new varieties; he is a reputable and sought-after lecturer for fruit farming. In recent years, he has increasingly been involved in nursery activities where he is very successful.

__Jan Kolařík
Fruit farmer Jan Kolařík is one of very few fruit farmers in the Moravia-Silesia Region. He grows pome fruits in his orchard in the village Úvalno, Krnov Region. In the area of 5 hectares, he grows new varieties of pome fruits in the shape of slim spindle, mainly those of Czech origin. He sells fruit in the yard or delivers it to nearby shops. Silesian Garden - jam production

__Small business of Štěpáník family,
dealing with manufacture of home-made jams, marmalades, herbal and fruit syrups and other sweet and non-sweet delicacies. Products are manufactured by traditional home-made ways. Fruit used in products comes partly from own production. Sometimes, the fruit has been bought from local growers in organic quality. Since the spring, when the first dandelions bloom up, they have been collecting herbs until late autumn time, on meadows and in forests in the valley of the river Moravice, together with their three children. Then they finish the season with collection of wild roses. They use only natural raw materials; they do not use any extracts, colouring agents, stimulants or E-components. Each produced glass is original; glasses are fitted with written inscription.

__Black Kale
It is a small and dynamic company in Hněvošice. It specializes in production of fruit juices pressed with fresh regional raw materials. In several years of operation, the company acquired strong position and stable clients which constantly grow up. Most products are delivered directly to the customers or sold through E-shop. It carries the brand BIO and Regional Food. The company?s credo: "We want the people to realize that they are responsible for their own health and should take care of it."
Fotoreportage from 21.9.2016

THUESDAY, 22nd of September
09:30 - 11:30 - Nový Dvůr village: Arboretum - tour to the park of exotic woods
12:00 - 12:45 - Žimrovice village: Demonstration of a small school and its activities
13:45 - 14:45 - Staré Těchanovice: Private facility for apple juice production and fruit drying
15:00 - 19:00 - Kružberk village: Restaurant "Davidův Mlýn", Local church, Walking around Kružberk water dam,Lecture - Bio-diversity in an orchard

__Petr and Petra Chroust
Active development of small business in the countryside, in addition to work in an office (both spouses work for the local action group called Opavsko). Small family apple juice production with drying room, built many years ago in the yard of the family house in the small village of Vítkov Region. They have chosen working with new technologies and methods of apple juice preservation, drying in a modern drying oven. However, fruit preparation is still manual. The products are sold using short supply networks in Opava Region.

Fotoreportage from 19.9.2016

FRIDAY, 23th of September

10:00 - 11:00 - Neplachovice village: Visit to beekeeping facility
11:30 - 12:30 - Sosnová village: Presenting the company called "Vitaminátor", production of juices Tour in orchards

__Vitaminátor ? Orchards and Apple Juice Production, Sosnová
The company Vitaminátor, s.r.o., was founded in 2008 as a family business on the foundation of the farm of Soška family; this family owned the farm in the 30s years; then came confiscation. The assets were returned in restitution in the 90s of the 20th century. They operate 102 hectares of lands in the current times; ecological orchards include 60 hectares thereof. The most widespread fruit is red and black currant; apple trees are also very popular (combination of old and new varieties); raspberries, plums, elderberry and hawthorn are less popular. They developed the mobile apple juice facility; they have it patented as well. This facility is used for production of pure apple juices in combination with other vegetables and fruits: pear, red and black currants, sea buckthorn, strawberries, carrots, beetroot, raspberries, plums, sour cherries. To produce 100% juice with no chemicals, they exclusively use fruits and vegetables that come from own orchards or certified farmers. Over the past few years, they managed to develop cooperation with many schools, hospitals, restaurants, shops of health food and many other businesses.
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