European conference about urban and rural gardens and the promotion uses of plants in Czech Republic.
Europlants – mobility in Ostrava 16.06.-20.06.2014
The first day all the participants from UK, Czech Republic, Spain, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Hungary gathered for a conference. We had the chance to listen to interesting presentations about herbs from several guests. One woman from an herb and natural cosmetic shop explained us some important effects of plants and which medicine is the best for which illness. In addition we learned about some activities with children in the nature and go to know also some useful facts about some plants and there usage.
After lunch break we met a bit outside of the city center for a nettle workshop. We made omelet with nettles, tried nettle tea and tasted herb liquor. Also we received information about the plant itself, what we can gain from it, its usage and its effects. After, the coordinators had a meeting to discuss the outcomes and the next steps of the project before we met all together for dinner in the city.
After a great day one with a lot of information we started day two in one hotel with another workshop. We created dollies out of the leaves of corn which was a big challenge, something new for almost everyone and which took a lot of time. Besides we could also see and try on our own how to paint and decorate easter eggs. Some people had an interview and shared their experiences and opinions. After the handcraft we continued with receiving education about the flora and fauna of Czech Republic in an interactive museum. After lunch we met for going to a gardening center outside of the city. There we had a guide who explained us many things about some plants and herbs. We could discover everything with all five senses. In the end we tasted water mixed with elder syrup. Later we took the bus back to the city and stopped in the shop of the lady from the conference because we were curious what she is selling. We informed ourselves, bought a lot of tea, creams and relaxing gels. This was already the last part of the mobility in Ostrava before we went for a farewell dinner where we had a short evaluation and where we received our certificates.
During these two days we had the opportunity to try many things on our own, we made a lot of handcrafts and got to know Czech tradition through nature.
Progrma and information of the meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
There our video from Europlants in Marseille :