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Make hay in Transylvania

Our partners in Transylvania, the Pogány-Havas Association, have a series of events this year which they are inviting foreign visitors to attend. Make friends, have fun, learn new skills and help to preserve valuable mountain hay meadows and their plants, wildlife and traditions in one of the last large-scale medieval landscapes of Europe.

This is a great opportunity for nature lovers and those interested in traditional culture and sustainable living  to learn about the connections between nature and farming by doing physical work alongside local people and participating in the art and science of hay making and related skills.

  • Scrub-clearing working party 29 April to 5 May
  • Haymaking course 15 to 21 July
  • International Haymaking Festival 19 to 26 August

Places are limited, so send expressions of interest if you would like to experience this unique landscape and contribute to its conservation. For more details see the Treasures of Transylvania site.