Traditional Agricultural Fest took place in Minsk (photos)
31.08.2015 |Society| EuroBelarus Information Service,
photo by EuroBelarus Information Service
This weekend “U” Gallery hosted visit to the vegetable garden, exhibitions, lections, discussions, farmer market, and many other interesting and useful events.
On August 29-30 the “U” Gallery of modern art, “Green network” Association, “Ecodom” Civic Organization, “Agro-Eco-Culture” institution, and Lithuania organization «Kulturos Ambasada» are organizing a traditional Agricultural Fest “in order to understand the role of a human in the world, in order to think about the influence that the nature and products that we eat have on us”.
The organizers offered to “stop and think what should the food be like, so that it is not only nourishing, but also useful, so that it makes us feel healthy and feel the power of natural through works of artists, as well as try to find inner harmony with the surrounding world”.
The first day of the fest started with the excursion round the city vegetable garden made by ecological activists this spring. Despite an extremely hot summer there are still results, and ecologists claim that such gardening is a possible and useful (for different reasons) thing to do.
It was interesting to take part in a “blind” degustation an organic product vs. products from a shop. It should be noted that the majority of tasters didn’t make mistaken when defining the origin of the products.
This year, according to the organizers, bigger attention was given to artistic projects. For example, a lecture-presentation of a cultural and a farmer project “Kultivator” (Sweden), presentation and demonstration of a movie “The eyes of a lake (Lithuania) with comments from the participant of the project Juozas Laivys; presentation of the “Border art” project – an art-therapy in a Svir psychoneurological home, photos, and much more.
On Sunday, August 30, the guests could go to the farmer agricultural market, where they can buy various products, including Belarusan melons.