SEMINAR: innovation in production and marketing of herbal food products

Technical Seminar on Innovation in production and marketing of herbal food products The 2nd March 2017 a Seminar took place in the headquarters of Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (Forest Research Centre of Catalonia) in Solsona (Spain), where aromatic plants producers and handicraft food herbal products  could know the last innovations related to professional training…

EVENT: The Festival of journalism food discover Savigliano

Terre dei Savoia, Muses and companies in the Cuneo protagonists of a “press tour” On February 25th a “press tour” all dedicated to the world of fragrance has been on stage in Savigliano at Muses – The European Academy of the Essences. The initiative is  part of the second edition of the Food Journalism Festival,…

MOBILITY: Third mobility of Herbartis course in Catalonia (Spain)

Between 27 th February and 3rd March 2017 took place the third mobility of the HERBARTIS course in Spain, where several students from France , Italy , Portugal and Spain had the possibility of meet and share experiences. The 28th February, the group met at the facilities of the Centre Tecnològic Forestal de Catalunya (Forest…

TRAINING: Practical workshop on packaging and labelling of aromatic plants

  Last 17th February 2017, the second practical workshop of the on-line course HERBARTIS in Spain, was held in the facilities of IRTA, in Monells (Girona): Packaginf of aromatic plants. Program During the seminar different aspects were treated: Packaging materials. Packaging systems. Labeling addressed to the aromatic plants sector Elsa Lloret (expert in packaging materials…

MOBILITY: second transnational mobility in Provence (France)

Between 23 and 27th January 2017 took place the second mobility of the HERBARTIS course in France, where several students from France , Italy , Portugal and Spain had the possibility of meet and share experiences. The 24th January, the group met at the facilities of the Université Européenne Senteurs & Saveurs (UESS). and then…

MOBILITY: Herbartis students visit several MAPs farms in Alentejo (Portugal)

Between 14 and 18th November 2016 took place the first mobility of the HERBARTIS course in Portugal, where students from France , Italy , Portugal and Spain had the possibility of meet and share experiences. The 15th November, the group met at the facilities of ADRAL – Regional Development Agency of Alentejo, and then visited two…

SEMINAR: challenges for small farms producing MAPs in Portugal

The 17th November 2016 a Seminar will take place in Moura (Portugal) were medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) producers will meet and discuss about the subject “Small farms of medicinal and aromatic plants: challenges for sustainability” This iniciative is done under the project HERBARTIS – Adult training on handicraft production of MAPs, and ends a…

TRAINING: practical workshop on sensory analysis

Last 21th October, the firt practical workshop of the on-line course HERBARTIS in Spain, was held in the facilities of IRTA, in Monells (Girona): Sensory Analysis on aromatic plants. Program During the seminar different aspects were treated: Introduction to the sensory analysis. Practical application: discriminating testing. Practical application: development of sensory profiles for herbal teas….

REPORT: Existing training on production of herbs

The aim of HERBARTIS project is to achieve the professional development of adult learners by developing useful tools and methods, by the improvement of the offer of high quality learning opportunities, and validating the non-formal learning and career guidance in order to face the different aspects of herbal production (processing, safety aspects, norms and procedures,…

REPORT: Specificities of Herbal Craft Production profession

There exist large surfaces for providing Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) raw material to the industry but in the Mediterranean area there are plenty of small-scale farms . Many entrepreneurs have seen herbs as an alternative crop in these areas, however the small productions are not enough to bulk-selling to wholesalers, and decide to elaborate…

CONFERENCE: warm acceptance of MAPs learning projects among forestry training centres

On 29th June 2016, Eva Moré presented the project Erasmus + Herbartis and the previous experience of a Life Long Learning Programme Grundtvig Plant Wild, in the 5th International Conference of Forestry Training Centers, with the conference entitled Training on Non-Wood Forest Products: the Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, from wild collection to handicraft production. Presentation