Dear participants! We are pleased to announce the beggining of the acception of the works at the 15th International Art and Graphics Contest and the 5th International Cartoon and Film-Strip Contest.

At the end of the summer, when the main crop begins to ripen, the season of fairs usually begins in Belarus, where farmers bring potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, apples and other vegetables and fruits that are traditional for our area. But in Loev this year the harvest festival has been held unusually, because the main character was a watermelon.

The 2nd open competition of school gardens continues. What do our participants grow in their gardens? What cultures are most common or rare in participating schools in rural areas of Vitebsk, Gomel and Minsk regions?

On the last Saturday of August, Loev will receive guests at the holiday “Day of Watermelon and His Friends”. Loev District Executive Committee will support this holiday and it will bring together participants of the “Watermelon and His Friends” initiative, as well as everyone who is interested in this topic.


In School gardens, participating in the Initiative “Watermelon and His Friends”, experimental work is in full swing. By mid-June, the first fruits of watermelons appeared on the experimental sites.

Representatives of schools and environmental centers of Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova took part in the international seminar “School Garden” as an educational platform for modern safe agricultural technologies”, which was held on June 24-29, 2019 in the educational center of Green Cross Belarus. For five busy days, they learned about modern, safe methods of plant growing, were acquainted with the experience of cooperation of small agricultural producers and joint promotion of products, visited school gardens in Belarus.


From 13 to 19 May, representatives of schools in the framework of the EU4Youth project: “School Garden” for Agricultural Entrepreneurship from Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine took part in an educational tour to Italy. Italian partners in accordance with the purpose of the trip prepared the tour program. They aimed to acquaint participants of the educational tour with Italian experience in rural development through a visit to Agro-College, a local rural school, an agricultural cooperative, a trade agricultural fair.

49 educational institutions take part in the 2nd open competition among the rural schools of Vitebsk, Gomel and Minsk regions of the Republic of Belarus, the «School Garden» as an educational platform for modern safe agricultural technologies».


Dear friends of the project "In My Homeland"!

From March to September 2019, the public organization “Green Cross Belarus” will implement a pilot initiative of the “School Garden” project, called “Watermelon and His Friends”.