Within the project POPEYE – “Promoting Organic Production, Enhancing Youth Employment“, funded by the European programme Youth in Action, the Local Democracy Agency Osijek is implementing activities in the area of Osijek-Baranja County and Vukovar-Srijem County.

On 23 December the participants, youngsters aged 15 to 25 from two Croatian counties who had attended the educational seminar on sustainable development, ecology and organic food production, visited a farm of the Trampus family from the city of Belišće, primarily engaged in organic production of agricultural products, agricultural seeds, vegetable transplants, flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants and in the cultivation and processing of lavender and tansy.

This field visit was a chance for the participants to see organic production in practice. Mrs Vera Trampus, the owner and manager of the organic farm named “Lavanda Vera”, briefly introduced the farm, its history of development and instructively introduced the participants to different sorts of herbs which she cultivates at her farm, speaking about different ways of their cultivation and about their processing and use. She also introduced the visitors to different products which are a result of the processing of these interesting and useful herbs and encouraged the participants to cultivate it themselves and to continue to study different medicinal herbs.

The Project POPEYE continues with the mapping of organic farmers in the region and with the publishing of the collected data on the webpage  which is designed to be a contact point between the youth and organic producers. Ten participants from Osijek-Baranja County and Vukovar-Srijem County will participate at the final international event which will be held at the end of February in the city of Strasbourg, France. Croatian representatives at the event will have a chance to meet international participants and partners, to exchange their experiences and practices and to make contacts with international entrepreneurial world of organic agriculture.

Within the project POPEYE – “Promoting Organic Production, Enhancing Youth Employment“, funded by the European programme Youth in Action, the Local Democracy Agency Osijek is implementing activities in the area of Osijek-Baranja County and Vukovar-Srijem County.

On 23 December the participants, youngsters aged 15 to 25 from two Croatian counties who had attended the educational seminar on sustainable development, ecology and organic food production, visited a farm of the Trampus family from the city of Belišće, primarily engaged in organic production of agricultural products, agricultural seeds, vegetable transplants, flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants and in the cultivation and processing of lavender and tansy.

This field visit was a chance for the participants to see organic production in practice. Mrs Vera Trampus, the owner and manager of the organic farm named “Lavanda Vera”, briefly introduced the farm, its history of development and instructively introduced the participants to different sorts of herbs which she cultivates at her farm, speaking about different ways of their cultivation and about their processing and use. She also introduced the visitors to different products which are a result of the processing of these interesting and useful herbs and encouraged the participants to cultivate it themselves and to continue to study different medicinal herbs.

The Project POPEYE continues with the mapping of organic farmers in the region and with the publishing of the collected data on the webpage  which is designed to be a contact point between the youth and organic producers. Ten participants from Osijek-Baranja County and Vukovar-Srijem County will participate at the final international event which will be held at the end of February in the city of Strasbourg, France. Croatian representatives at the event will have a chance to meet international participants and partners, to exchange their experiences and practices and to make contacts with international entrepreneurial world of organic agriculture.