Submitted by: ARGE Ethnoökologie
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Farmers’ Garden Days platform and education campaign
Ethno-ecologist Christa Girstmair of Lienz (Austria) developed a holistic garden design model that bases on the traditional farmer’s garden while also harmoniously integrating permaculture, Feng Shui and other criteria. With the Farmers’ Garden Days she launched an adult campaign for all the senses under the title "Farming and Home Gardens". A school garden network pilot project across provincial boundaries conceived school gardens as species protection gardens. An exhibition garden designed as a farmer’s garden becomes a living interface between old and new knowledge in science and research.