Jelsa workshops: medicinal plants

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Jelsa hosted a programme of workshops aimed at farmers and service providers. A series of lectures within the Mediterranean Medicinal Plants project ran from February 10th to March 12th in Jelsa's Town Hall, attracting dedicated audiences of up to about 30 people.
Jelsa workshops: medicinal plants Photo: Vivian Grisogono
Topics covered included marketing, protection of product title and detailed expositions of cultivating medicinal plants commercially. The workshops included two two-day field trips to Hercegovina, with delegates' expenses paid. The workshops were funded by the European Union and organized by the organizations 'Dalmatica Viva' and 'Institut za jadranske kulture i melioraciju krša, Split' in conjunction with Jelsa Council. Separate from the workshops was a lecture on organic farming by Ana Marušić Lisac of Biotechnicon which highlighted the potential of organic farming on Hvar as a more profitable enterprise than conventional farming using chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

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