SAVE-Foundation

Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe

SAVE annual Meeting 2017 in Porto de Lima, Portugal
float: left; margin: 0 10px 10px 0;The next SAVE annual meeting will take place in Portugal in Ponte de Lima at the occasion of the “Feiras Novas” (the new fairs), a three-day fair with rural products, animals and plants which has taken place since 1826 on the second weekend in September. Therefore the SAVE meeting is scheduled for 7-9 September 2017 Portugal is the westernmost country of the mainland of Europe, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. Please register until August 1st. Information and registration

"Fundus" of the month: Wild Hay harvest

float: left; margin: 0 10px 10px 0; "Wildheu" is the action of making hay at places that cannot be used for grazing. This hay making places are collective zones for which a certain number of rules are promulgated by the community. So, for example, hay making is allowed only from a formerly set date. Over centuries the wild hay harvested at the steepest mountains has been the basis of feed for livestock of mountain farmers. After a long, nocturnal ascent in the morning gray, the harvester of wild hay (“Wildheuer”) announced with a loud cry of joy  a temporary possession of a “Mahd” or “Mäder”, a precisely defined piece of meadow far above the tree border. If no one answered, he could begin his work. But if another harvester was faster, he had to look for another mowing place or to mow together with the competitor with a smaller yield at the end. See more at Fundus Agri-Cultura Alpina

Picture: Source: Natuerlich online

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