Friday, July 22, 2011
Europe’s Champ in Biodiversity
Greece is the
richest country in Europe in terms of its biodiversity
, and when it comes to the varieties of its endemic herbs and medicinal plants, on a global scale it is second only to Madagascar.
In an effort to boost herb and medicinal plant cultivation, the University of Thessaly’s
Agricultural Crop Production and Rural Enviroment Department
organises a series of seminars to inform local farmers about the great potential of herbs and medicinal plants’ mass production.
In this context, the
Agricultural University of Athens
National Agricultural Research Foundation
in collaboration with the
University of Thessaly
, they have already planted lemon balm, thyme, echinacea, sage, camomile, mint, calendula, basil, common soapwort, Sideritis clandestina (mountain tea) and other herbs in order to scientifically assess their qualitative and quantitative assets on a larger scale.
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