The EU Confidence Building Measures Programme, implemented by the UNDP Moldova, has conducted a first training course on the theory and practice of permaculture in the Hagimus monastery, Căușeni district.
Permaculture is an approach to land management and settlement design that uses the mechanisms observed in thriving natural ecosystems. This design ensures that natural resources are not depleted, the environment is not polluted, and the farming system is sustainable with minimal human intervention.
Over the course of two weeks, 16 participants learned how to get a bountiful harvest with less effort.
“People want results as quickly as possible, and this is the first and worst mistake. The key principle in permaculture is observation – before you want to get anything from a piece of land, you first have to observe,” explains the trainer George Sobol. According to him, another common mistake is that some people start planting large areas. Sobol recommends that you always start with a small plot.
This permaculture course is part of the European Union’s efforts to improve the quality standards of agricultural products and the ability of local farmers to grow organic fruit and vegetables. The training was organised by the Republican Centre Gutta-Club, Moldova.
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