Let’s do it!
Apr 29th 2018

  What is the community activities day “Let’s do it!”? It is the day of collective action that has been taking place in different forms all over Estonia since 2008. In 2008 people gathered together to clean Estonia from illegal garbage, in 2009 people gathered together to generate good ideas and from 2010-2017 there have […]

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Estonia 100

Estonians like to invite you to the 100th birthday of the Republic of Estonia. Celebrations take place from April 2017 to February 2020.   Ten thousand years ago, a Finno-Ugric tribe reached the coast of the Baltic Sea after a long, long journey. They were keen on the place: dense forests interspersed with bogs; rivers […]

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Disability does not prevent to study horticulture!
Apr 28th 2018

Maarja Village Study Group at Räpina School of Horticulture was established in 1st of January 2007, when 12 students began 3-year programme of gardening. Since then, more than 45 students with a disability have received diplomas as trained assistant gardeners. Studying take place on the grounds of Foundation Maarja Village, in the community 40 km […]

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Belgium students on the visit to Estonia

We are six students from Vabi, Belgium and together with two teachers we spent two weeks in Estonia. In Luua Forestry School we learned everything about forestry. We’ve learned how to fell trees from the smallest size till trees from more than 30 meters. They showed us how to climb them and all kinds of felling […]

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Influence that never fades – art of teaching
Apr 27th 2018

Born to be a teacher? As they say, teaching is an assisting discovery and only the ones who love what they do are able to inspire others to discover. Sounds like a cliche but it definitely hides a bit of truth in it too. Reet Palusalu is a teacher in horticulture and landscape gardening in […]

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Awake the joy in creative expression and knowledge

Teachers mission In Räpina School of Horticulture works about 55 teachers and one of them is Mairold Mänd. Mairold is the 24-year-old young teacher who studied both horticulture and landscape gardening before he started to teach others. During the study period, he took part in several international and local landscape gardening competition. Now it is […]

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The art of making gardens
Apr 26th 2018

Where to study? Räpina School of Horticulture situates in South-East Estonia surrounded by beautiful lake Võhandu and historic Sillapää manor. The school was founded in 1924 and is one of the oldest horticultural vocational schools in Estonia. Today we offer vocational qualification in landscape gardening, horticulture, floristry, environment protection and textile work. All the theoretical […]

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Step in! Vol 4

Check how Räpina School of Horticulture looks like! Please, step in! 🙂  Fullscreen view

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Räpina School of Horticulture
Apr 25th 2018

Räpina School of Horticulture was founded in 1924. The school is the oldest and also the biggest vocational school teaching horticultural subjects in Estonia. There are about 670 students studying in the school, 78 % of them are adult learners. The school offers a vocational qualification in fields of horticulture, landscape gardening and construction, floristry, environment […]

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Estonia has a national animal
Apr 24th 2018

Previously… Estonia was searching national animal. The candidates were beaver, badger, fox, hedgehog, grey wolf and roe deer. At the evening of 23rd of April, 2018 the national animal was announced which is the grey wolf. Why grey wolf? Wolf is a natural part of Estonian nature. In Estonian folk traditions, the wolf is the most popular animal, […]

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Step in! Vol 3

Check how Luua Forestry School looks like! Please, step in! 🙂 View over the screen

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Estonia will have a national animal
Apr 23rd 2018

Estonia has a number of natural symbols: the national bird is the barn swallow, national flower is cornflower, the national tree is the oak tree, the national stone is the grey limestone. Also, there is a national fish which is Baltic herring. In 2018, a national butterfly was selected, which is swallowtail. Today, on 23rd of April, […]

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