Project Growing Gastronauts is one of the very best LEADER projects in Europe

17/04/2014 10:31

The transnational cooperation project Growing Gastronauts was chosen from among 160 LEADER projects throughout Europe to present good examples of past six years in rural community development. The jury of ENRD selected 14 projects representing 10 countries to be celebrated in the special publication.

The publication will appear this year in early June, when a seminar "6 Years of Connecting Rural Europe: Learning from the Past, Preparing for the Future" will be held. The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) organized a competition to find outstanding projects during the program period 2007-2013.


Partners of the LEADER transnational cooperation project Growing Gastronauts (Sirguvad Söögisellid in Estonian) are LAG Pays Vallée du Loir (lead partner of the project), LAG Central Warwickshire Villages,  LAG Saarte Cooperation Organisations, LAG Hiiumaa Cooperation Network, LAG Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership.


The main objective of the project is to strengthen links between schools and local food producers. The aim of the project is to study the implementation options of short supply chain from producers and processors "from farm to fork", exchange experiences and to learn from each other. The second objective is to teach children practical examples, farm work, food preparation, etc.