The Wild Forest Products Fair in Parc Glynllifon brought together researchers, businesses and local people all sharing an interest in wild forest products. This was the first ever gathering of people and enterprises dealing with the uses of wild products from the forest from across Europe. The programme for the day included a mix of presentations, workshops, practical demonstrations and a marketplace of stalls and food. StarTree partners were active with their exhibits as well as workshops. In the different stalls, many good discussions evolved as the StarTree researchers, local exhibitors and the visitors found common interests and addressed many questions relating to wild forest products and their use both by private citizens and small and medium-sized businesses.
The Fair was hosted by StarTree project and Llais y Goedwig. Our warmest thanks to all the people who came to the fair, businesses, visitors and local organiser alike.
Below you can find a photo gallery of the day.
|Sitka Services is all about truffles.
|Reforesting Scotland campaigns for the ecological and social regeneration of Scotland.
|TreeVitalise organic birch waters were available for taste and to buy.
|Innovation workshop participants agreed that in order to make your product or service successful, you need passion, patience and practise.
|In the background you can see Ffika, who came to the fair with their coffees, teas and homemade cakes.
|Tauro Essiccatori from Italy brought their table-top food-grade dessicators / dehydrators to show.
|Arctic Flavours and The Natural Resources Institute shared experience and knowledge from Finland.
|Tim from Sticks Unlimited showed the many uses of bark and chaga mushroom, or Inonotus obliquus.
|Out to Learn Willow offered visitors a chance to try willow weaving.
|Jade from Wild Pickings also demoed the use of wild products in cooking.
|Coetiroedd Dyfi Woodlands does outdoor volunteering, and learning programmes for people of all ages.
|Snowdonia Botanical Medicine brought their lovely products and solid expertise to the fair.
|Follow Your Bliss with their lovely water kefir in the front and in the back, Latvian State Forest Research Institute.
|Serbian forest products were very popular in the fair -- thanks to Fungo Trade; Adonis; Interfood 60 and Herba.
|Vera Bluebell generates livelihoods through licenced wild harvesting and selling seeds and bulbs of wild bluebells.
|Asamer-Handler & Co OG supports the Association of Austrian Nature Parks to market their tasty specialities.
|Karadeniz Technical University provided information and samples of products such as teas, essential oils and sweets, all by small Turkish businesses.
|Sensible beekeeping had the tastiest mead to sample and much knowledge to share.
|Trees and Bees brought not only greatl products but also some of their bees.
|Jules from Corn Helyg brought a little wild plant alchemy to the fair.
|Beri Da -- goodness from aronia berries.
|FieryFelts came in with a special collection of natural dyes.
|Illustrating social networks and how they work in an interactive workshop. Here are the nodes of the network...
|... and here are some of the participants who tried to make their way through the network by choosing the right nodes.
|Information and a variety of products made of cork - brought to the Fair by Portugese landowners association APFC and farmers accociation ACHAR.