It will be held next Sunday, September 8, at Quinta da Marroquia, an activity to collect three of the fruits of the mixed dry orchard – fig, almond and carob – in another initiative promoted by the Loulé Criativo project.
The idea is that the participants, whether tourists, residents, simple curious or lovers of the most genuine Algarvian traditions, can discover the mixed rainforest orchard on a morning that stimulates memories of other times, when the harvesting of these fruits was part of life. of the people.
This initiative aims to inform and raise awareness of the importance of mixed dryland orchard, the potential use of its fruits, its relevance as a landscape component and resource for the development of new activities, to be promoted between tourism agents and farmers.
The carob, almond, fig and olive trees have been affirmed by their adaptation to the climatic and soil conditions that characterize the Algarve's barrocal, where this combination of fruit trees has a higher incidence, and which in the municipality of Loulé occupies a significant area of the territory. With the currently declining Algarve mixed orchard, it is essential to value figs, almonds, carob and olives through processing and marketing. This action is of great importance to preserve the heritage of the landscape, knowledge and regional culture of a resource that currently contributes also to the development of tourism activities.
The activity is free but limited to a maximum of 18 participants over 10 years old. Interested parties can apply until September 5th, via email [email protected]
More information at www.loulecriativo.pt or phone 289 400 894.