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Events March 2013


10 March Cultivating the vegetable garden at home


Cultivating the vegetable garden at home: here's how
Sunday 10 March in the botanical garden of Castello Quistini to learn how to cultivate the vegetable garden.
The botanical workshop of Castello Quistini is planning a new course dedicated to gardening, this time with Angelo Sala, a horticultural expert from our province, who in an afternoon meeting scheduled for Sunday 10 March will illustrate the correct techniques for learning to cultivate a vegetable garden at home or on your own balcony or terrace.
Among the topics covered are the lunar calendar and the planning of the port, the soils, the seeds, the sowing, the main tools to be used, the main varieties and their characteristics, the most particular periods and varieties, how to create a domestic seedbed , the main domestic treatments and the correct irrigation to maintain the correct balance of water content in the plant. The meeting also aims to highlight the importance of some practices that are no longer used, such as seed conservation, and intends to demonstrate that any terrace can be transformed into a splendid vegetable garden according to organic horticulture techniques.
The course is scheduled for Sunday, March 10th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and will be held at Castello Quistini, home with a botanical garden and rose nursery in Rovato, in the province of Brescia.
The registration fee is 40.00Ђ and to register you must complete the form on the course page on the Officina botanica website (www.castelloquistini.com/officinabotanica/). By registering for the course you will receive a free entrance ticket valid for two people to visit the gardens of Castello Quistini during the May flowerings. Angelo Sala, instructor of the course, is the owner of the homonymous Azienda Agricola Ortofloricola in Pontevico, in the province of Brescia.
To keep up to date on the courses organized by Officina botanica and Castello Quistini it is necessary to register for the Castello Quistini newsletter at this address: www.castelloquistini.com/newsletter/.
Information and registration:
www.castelloquistini.com/officinabotanica/
www.facebook.com/officinabotanica.brescia
[email protected]
Tel +39 339 1351913


15-17 March VerdeFirenze


From 15 to 17 March in Florence - at the Arsenale pavilion of the
Fortezza da Basso - spring arrives early with the first
edition of VerdeFirenze, market show that with its 3000 square meters
exhibitions aims to become the meeting point par excellence
among the operators interested in entering or consolidating the
its presence on the central Italian market, fans of the
sector and all those who find in the "green" a way to relax
and use your free time.
The exhibition is open to everyone: even enthusiasts and collectors
more demanding will be able to "find" products, plants and a wide choice
of ideas to admire and take to! home.
All major plant categories will be represented, from
fruit trees and indoor plants to bonsai and orchids. In addition to
offers from the best nurserymen, VerdeFirenze will also present furnishings from
garden, organic products, spices, themed objects and publishing
specialized.
Collateral to the market exhibition, a series of initiatives that
will offer visitors new age spaces and a musical performance that
will be made with "budding talents".
Interested companies, operators and enthusiasts can
find more information on VerdeFirenze by visiting the site
internet www.verdefirenze.it or contacting the organizational secretariat
of the event ([email protected] - ​​[email protected]).

20-24 March Camelias in bloom


The triumph of the Camellias in Locarno: the City will host, from 20 to 24 March 2013, the 16th edition of the traditional exhibition that combines the passion for flowers of Asian origin with the rich botanical contents of the Park.
From 20 to 24 March 2013 Locarno will once again become the "Land of Eternal Spring", just like Yunnan, a Chinese province that represents one of the places of origin of the camellia. From the Asian highlands to the shores of Lake Maggiore, for the 16th time “Locarno Camelie” will dress the City with the colorful and precious dresses of the party. Locarno is back to being the queen of camellias for specialists and enthusiasts from all over the world.
Awarded with the prestigious international award "Garden of Excellence" since 2010, the Camellia Park - which saw the light in 2005 on the occasion of the World Congress of the International Camellia Society (ICS) - constitutes the ideal context in which it flourishes, literally, the event dedicated to the delicate flower. Locarno, the seat of the Swiss Camellia Society, is in fact the Swiss location where the passion for camellia has found the most fertile soil for over a hundred years. The mild and sunny climate has brought the town that overlooks Lake Maggiore, with its public and private gardens, to become the ideal home for various plants of subtropical origins. Among these, the camellia stands out for its number and variety. Over the years, the Camelie Park has been progressively expanded to become the largest of its kind in Europe. The structure covers an area of ​​over 10,000 square meters and welcomes a thousand varieties of plants, planted between ponds and romantic avenues, becoming over time a real attraction for enthusiasts from all over the world.
However, the "Locarno Camelie" event does not limit itself to offering fertile ground for botanical enthusiasts: in addition to the exhibition, the exhibition will give rise to other interesting moments of entertainment, in particular the Concerto delle Camelie, which will take place in the hall of the Sopracenerina in Piazza Grande in Locarno. The appointment with chamber music is on Friday 22nd March, at 8.30pm (admission 28.00 CHF; 10.00 for students).
Locarno Camelie is held at the Parco delle Camelie in Locarno - on the lakeside, in Viale Respini - from Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 March 2013.
The exhibition will remain open at the following times: Wednesday - Sunday from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm. For more information on the event and the region, you can contact the Lake Maggiore Tourist Office at [email protected], on the phone number +41 (0) 848 091 091 or visit the website www.ascona- locarno.com and its social networks (Facebook: Ascona-Locarno Turismo / Twitter: @asconalocarno).

22-24 March Creative World in Bologna


In spring, the Creative World blossoms green
Il Mondo Creativo is the exhibition entirely dedicated to creativity and DIY organized by BolognaFiere and now in its twelfth edition. The event takes place twice a year: the Autumn Edition in November, while in March the Spring Edition.
The Autumn 2012 edition was an opportunity to create new outlets and development opportunities for companies operating in the creativity sector, looking out onto new market segments and creating new business opportunities, registering an increase in visitors
equal to 35%. The novelty of the Spring 2013 edition that will take place from 22nd to 24th March will be the Garden & Green area: a special space dedicated to greenery, from the balcony to the garden, to the vegetable garden, to the floral decoration for the table and for the home and for events, which will anticipate
industry trends, and where it will be possible to admire and purchase products related to
gardening, horticulture and flower arrangement and decoration.
There will be small themed workshops, designed to learn about plants and flowers, to design small garden or terrace spaces, to match shapes and colors; a special eye will be dedicated to teaching for children and the relationship of the citizen with urban greenery.
The high quality of the products on display, the courses, demonstrations and collateral events in the program enjoy a good response even outside the exhibition spaces, attracting the attention of the national media and the public.
Bologna fair district

24 March Quistini Castle


Wild herbs: good to eat weeds
Sunday, March 24th the Botanical Workshop of Castello Quistini in Brescia organizes a short course to learn about and recognize the main weeds present in nature to learn how to use them as medicinal herbs and in the kitchen.
Not all the "weeds" are to be thrown away, some herbs called "infestants" can be used like other wild herbs in the kitchen to prepare tasty and unusual dishes, for healthy teas or beneficial baths, the important thing is to know how to recognize them.
Sunday 24th March from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm a course on the recognition of plants and wild herbs, some of their uses in the kitchen and different phytotherapeutic uses will be held.
In nature there is for example the "Centocchio", also known as "Paerina", herbaceous widespread practically everywhere in our country and defined as weed, it can be used against itching and eczema and is also indicated for disorders such as bronchitis.
Another example of a pest is the "Topinambur", whose tuber can be used in salads or added to minestrone and can be used freely by diabetics as they do not contain glucose.
Without neglecting the most known as "Nettle", usable as an infusion or decoction, it has great diuretic and purifying properties, besides being rich in proteins, vitamins, enzymes, and mineral salts. In the kitchen it can be used as a cooked vegetable, in soups, risotto and raw in mixed salads.
The theoretical and practical course will allow you to learn about and recognize the main varieties of weeds commonly found in all gardens and meadows.
Marilena Pinti, a naturopath and expert on wild herbs, has been running a farm in Sarezzo for 24 years. It specializes on the properties of wild herbs, their uses in the kitchen or in personal care.
Information and registration:
www.castelloquistini.com/officinabotanica/
www.facebook.com/officinabotanica.brescia
[email protected]
Tel +39 339 1351913

23-24 March It's time to plant it!


'It's time to plant it!' 2013
Preparations begin for the 2013 edition of the exhibition - market which, for some years now, has been taking place at our nursery in the days of the spring equinox.
There will be nurseries from all over the national territory with their collections and news for spring 2013: pelargonium, orchids, roses, perennial, aromatic and officinal herbs, climbing plants, citrus fruits, fruit trees, camellias, rhododendrons and many other acidophilic, without forget our hydrangeas.
23-24 March 2013
Admission is free and the event, which has grown over the years both as present nurseries and as number of visitors, has proved to be a good opportunity to exchange impressions on the garden that awakens from winter sleep: all in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
VIVAIO PAOLI BORGIOLI
Via di Scandicci, 265 50143 Florence
Tel / fax 055715885
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.pbortensie.com

15-17 March Ligurian agri-food exhibition


SALON DELL'AGROALIMENTARE LIGURE:
FROM THE 15th TO MARCH 17TH THE NINTH EDITION
The Salone dell'Agroalimentare Ligure celebrates nine years, an event dedicated to quality food products made in Liguria, which will take place from 15 to 17 March in Finale Ligure.
The public will be able to visit the Exhibition for free from 15 to 20 on Friday 15 March and from 10 to 20 on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17.
Registration is now open for guided tastings, workshops and courses to be held in the three days (for information and reservations, please contact the Organizing Secretariat: tel. 019/6898607, [email protected]).
The "Largo delle Bontа" will offer tastings of traditional Ligurian cuisine, such as the farinata, the "panissa", the savory pies, the classic focaccia and the focaccia di Recco.
You will be able to taste and buy hundreds of products, including: oil, wine with a protected designation of origin from Liguria, jams, jellies, classic focaccia, focaccia with cheese from Recco, typical sweets (Genoese pandolce, chifta from Finale, chestnut cakes) , Alassio kisses, Amaretti di Sassello, candied fruit, chocolate, stroscia cake), cheeses, cured meats, honey, typical products (pesto, walnut sauce and other Ligurian sauces, pickled olives, paté, pasqualina cake and more), asparagus violet of Albenga, liqueurs, beer, jams, milk and derivatives, truffles of Millesimo, garlic of Vessalico, salted anchovies, Fagioli di Pigna, Conio and Badalucco, farinata, rose syrup, flour, basil, saffron bread, saffron of Liguria, chinotto, aromatic herbs, cut and potted plants and flowers, mushrooms, pasta, and much more.
The Show is promoted by the Liguria Region, the Ligurian Unioncamere, the Province of Savona, the Savona Chamber of Commerce and the Municipality of Finale Ligure.
www.saloneagroalimentareligure.org

March 23rd and 24th Spring FAI Day


23rd and 24th March will be held the 21st edition of FAI Spring Day, the most important event of FAI - Fondo Ambiente Italiano. We write to you trusting in the help you can give us in spreading the initiative to your users: together with us you can bring many people closer to the beauties - often hidden - of our unique art and nature heritage!
In these special days, in fact, it will be possible to visit throughout Italy 700 places of cultural, artistic and landscape interest, opened thanks to the commitment of our volunteers. A truly unique opportunity because many of these places remain inaccessible for the rest of the year.
To promote the initiative this year we launched the competition "Storie di primavera. Three finalists in search of an author ": the user will be able to put his talent to the test by completing the story started by famous writers such as Sandrone Dazieri (yellow genre), Paolo Ruffini (comic-satirical genre) and Ivan Cotroneo (narrative genre), telling the final in 140 characters including the word 'spring'. The competition, launched on 5 March, will close on 31 March 2013 and will award the top 3 winners of each incipit, for a total of 9 winners, with weekends throughout Italy. Below you can find the link with more information:
//www.giornatafai.it
//concorso.giornatafai.it

Flor Art March 16-17


Flor Art in Padua
From the landscapes of Cima da Conegliano to the great cycle of Giotto.
In the heart of Padua, near the Scrovegni Chapel, the second edition of FlorArt. The great exhibition of nursery gardening and quality craftsmanship that, at the first edition, amazed the more than 5000 visitors.
For access we recommend the Park Padova Centro car park, 200 meters from the exhibition areas and to which you can take advantage of the free transport service of your purchases.
FlorArt then in Padua, in a large city, which knows the language of beauty and quality in depth. A city that has a remarkable record of nursery gardening. The Botanical Garden, the oldest university garden in the world; a trade fair, the Flormart at PadovaFiere, which is the largest professional green exhibition and has now reached its 64th edition; a district of nurseries appreciated and famous in the world and, finally, a small pearl: the Roseto di Santa Giustina, near the homonymous Basilica.
On the trade fair level, Verdecasa, at the Fiera di Padova, on the same dates as FlorArt (with the addition of Friday 15th March) should still be mentioned. We have chosen to match the dates to multiply the interest in the event with a stronger advertising campaign and with a series of benefits that involve both exhibitors and visitors. List two of the most important. Exhibitors wishing to participate in both events would see an important discount recognized by both FlorArt and Verdecasa. For visitors, entry to one of the two events entitles them to a coupon for entry to the other with a discount that exceeds 70% of the ticket.
Other synergies are being studied for an event that promises to be of great depth, level and participation.
A market show in the city involves residents, merchants, professionals who live in those places. The relationship with them is therefore strong, in particular through Borgo Altinate, the association that represents them. With them we will organize "Flowers and colors in Borgo Altinate - third edition", an ex tempore watercolor competition open to all.
FlorArt will therefore be two days of purchases, shows and festivities in a large urban context and with so many beautiful proposals.
Padua, December 2012
Organizing secretariat:
Studio Lavia, Piazzetta S. Michele 5/1, 35122, Padua
tel: 049 8364188
fax: 049 659378
Rosanna Fiorio 348 3194688
Francesco Nosella 348 2628177
www.studiolavia.it


Events March 2013: Verdecasa 15-17 March, Padua


The sixth edition of Verdecasa will be held from March 16th to 17th, a fair dedicated exclusively to flowers, plants and the hobby garden. The program, very intense and inviting, can be read at this address:
//www.verdecasa.net/programma_salameeting.html