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This weekend: five provinces, five bio-activities

From 17 to 25 september organic vegetables and their processed food preparations in the spotlight. The whole week set up a different biobedrijven across Flanders open their doors and organize fun activities. We selected there are already five: for each province one.

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Antwerp: self biogroenten harvest

A zelfoogsttuin is a field where vegetables, fruit and herbs are grown and where you can go to harvest. You get all kinds of tips on organic cultivation of vegetables, herbs and even edible flowers. Zelfoogsttuin The Asset (Turnhout, belgium) is organising two guided tours, one for 13u, and one to 15h.

Sunday 18 september, The Trump card, Veldekensweg 10, 2300 Turnhout, continuously from 11am – 17h

Limburg: In step with an organic farmer

Go on a walk with the Farmer of the Visitors (Hasselt). Bioboer Pieter Coopmans is an organic farmer who proves that nature and agriculture can enrich each other instead of competing with each other.

Sunday 18 september, abbey site Herkenrode, Herkenrodeabdij 4, 3500 Hasselt, 14h – 15h30

East-Flanders: Learn all about biodynamic cultivation

Biodynamic farm, The Crescent Moon (Deinze) exists 30 years: reason enough to make the open house a rousing party edition. You will discover all about their special potatoes that are pure nature grown according to strict biodynamic principles.

Saturday 17 september, The Crescent Moon, Beekstraat 35, 9800 Deinze, 12 noon till late

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Flemish Brabant: organic grape to biowijn

Hageling viticulture (Tens) puts on 17 and 18 september, its doors wide open. Organic wine starts in the kwaliteitsdruiven that has been grown organically, without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Also, the vinification, the process of juice into wine, is done with the greatest care, where artificial additions, just the minimum allowed.

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 september, Hageling viticulture, Vianderdal 23, 3300 Tienen, from 10h to 18h

West-Flanders: Organic beer made from their own hops

September is the hopmaand. The main branch on biobedrijf The Picker by Joris Cambie, the hop. Within walking distance of his farm, built George a few years ago, a brewery, where he with own hops beer brewing.

Sunday, september 18, hopbrouwerij The Plucker, Elverdingseweg 16/14A , 8970 Poperinge, from 10h to 18h

Looking forward to another biobedrijven? Then take a look at the full calendar of our Nature.

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