Conservation of field weeds and old fruit trees in home-garden collection
Conservation of field weeds and old fruit trees in home-garden collection
The most endangered element of biodiversity in Poland is this linked to agricultural space; 68% of Poland's space (excluding protected areas on national parks, landscape parks,resrves where biodiversity is protected by law t least, and forest area). Protection of biodiversity in agricultural space is so importan especially during a dramatic changes in agricultural sector before joining EU.
Field weeds belong to the most endangered plants by definition.Until this project nothing was done for active protection of these biodiversity resources despite the existing the RED LIST of endangered species.
Project aims in establishment of permanent collection and data base of weeds and rare old varieties of fruit trees, vegetables and cereals (also grapes) in Owczary, where field station of Naturalist's Club and Museum of Meadow is located (on Oder River, on Polish-German border).Preparation of 2 books about old orchads and weeds. Training (seminars, lectures, green schools visits to Owczary od cc 1000 people. members of the Naturalist Club will be ttrained in Skierniewice (Institute of Fruit Culture) and in Gruczno, The Lower Vistula Friend's location, promotor of these activities in Poland (GEF/SGP grantee).
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Lubuski Naturalist Club
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 6,888.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 7,500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
15 lectures in Landscape Parks, data base in Museum on weeds and local varieties of old fruits
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
2 publications and 1 brochure, especially book on weeds innovative on the Polish market
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