Horticulture Rules!

Photographed by Veronika Abroi

In January, 2018 Räpina School of Horticulture (EE) invited all Estonian schools and kindergartens to take part in a new plant growing project called “Kurgisõbrad” (“Friends of Cucumber”). It is the 5th such type of plant project enforced by Räpina School of Horticulture.

516 groups of students are participating in the project, coming from different educational level from 243 educational institutions. There are a bit more than 9500 participants (students, children and supervisors) attending from all over Estonia. Participants grow cucumber (Cucumis sativus) ‘Dolomit’ F1 and Mexican sour cucumber, called as mouse melon or cucamelon or Mexican miniature watermelon (Melothria scabra).

Räpina School of Horticulture sent seeds and needed fertilizers to all participants on Valentine’s Day. The plant growing experiment in classrooms started on 19th of February and will last until the end of April. During the project several creativity competitions will take part, participants will learn to grow cucumber and cucamelon. All groups reflect their activities on their blogs. Students of Räpina School of Horticulture give advice about the topic. Hopefully, all participants will have a success and enjoy own grown crop at the end of the project. 🙂

Photographed by Eve Saare

Photographed by Raina Leht

Katrin Uurman

Where agriculture originates from?

Source: ICH Hungary

Throughout 2018, we will celebrate our diverse cultural heritage across Europe – at EU, national, regional and local level. The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe’s cultural heritage and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan for the year is: Our heritage: where the past meets the future.

And what are the Hungarians proud of? Such as falconry, pottery, Matyó heritage and Kalocsa folklore, living traditions all around Hungary.

Check out the elements of Hungarian national inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage


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Hungarian inventions

If you spend enough time with Hungarian, they are likely to start telling you how many Hungarian inventions there are. It’s true there have been many clever creations and big achievements that have made a huge impact on the world – in fact there are far too many to fit in one short post. But here are some of the most impressive inventions and achievements that you may not have known are attributed to someone with Hungarian links.

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March is in Hungarian colours!

Hungary is a country in Central Europe that covers an area of 93,030 square kilometers (35,920 square mi) in the Carpathian Basin. With about 10 million inhabitants, Hungary is a medium-sized member state of the European Union. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken Uralic language in the world.

But this country is even more than statistics. The association EUROPEA International just started a campaign „Month of an EUROPEA Member State” to show you how colorful our network is!

In the next month, we would like to introduce you Hungary, our charming little country, its history, geography, language, education and other interesting topics.

If you like it, share it with your friends and follow us to get to known all the EUROPEA International member states!

And let EUROPEA surprise you! 🙂


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