As far as I remember myself working for Agro-Know (since early 2010), autumn was usually the busiest period of the year including the preparation of deliverables, review meetings and trips; a lot of them! In this context, my colleague Katerina Galani is currently at the lovely Pollenzo, Bra, Italy, participating in the 3rd Transnational meeting of the Green Learning Network project, which takes place between October 21-23, 2014. Agro-Know is one of the project partners of GLN and never misses an opportunity to actively participate in the project meetings.
It is not the first time that Agro-Know visits Pollenzo, this small, beautiful traditional village; it was back in 2012 when Agro-Know (with a little help from our friends and support from various related EU projects) organized Green Ideas 2012 there along with the Workshop on Agricultural Education, Methods, Practices & Technologies, a combination of green educational and creativity activities. This allowed a number of people to gather in this tiny place, brainstorm and collaborate on ideas that have to do with green education.
But why Pollenzo? Because it is the home of the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo, which was founded in 2004 by Carlo Petrini, the founder of the Slow Food Movement combined with the fact that the biennial Terra Madre and Salone Del Gusto events take place in Turin, which is really close to Pollenzo (that was expected, due to the strong ties between the University and the events). This makes Pollenzo a really important location for green and food-related events.
In the context of the Green Learning Network project meeting, a presentation of the project will take place in Terra Madre 2014 (on the 23rd of October) and this will allow our good friend and colleague Katerina to have a good taste of the Terra Madre 2014 event and represent Agro-Know; if you happen to attend the event you can check out for the Agro-Know logo and try to find us!
Stay tuned for more information; Katerina aims to provide a nice overview of the project meeting and Terra Madre 2014 after she returns to the office!