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Construction of Green Training Center

Green Lane NGO and Green Life LTD are establishing a Green Training Center in Dzoraghbyur village of Kotayk region. The Center will serve as a unique model of an organic farm. The idea is to create a Green Center that will help provide both theoretical and practical knowledge to farmers, agricultural practitioners and students.

The training center will be housed in a two-storey building with a total area of 280 m2. The area of the experimental demonstration plot to be used for hand-on trainings is about 2750 m2.

On first floor of the building, there will be comfortable space for holding trainings and small workshops. On the second floor, we’ll have seven bedrooms with double-story beds, where about 15-20 people (training participants/students) can stay.

An the Center, it will be possible to organize not only one- or two-day trainings, but also long training courses (five-, ten-day or longer) on agricultural, environmental and other related topics.

The experimental and demonstration plot will be used for hand-on trainings. On a small area, about 70 crops - greens, medicinal herbs, fruit trees, berries, traditional and non-traditional vegetable crops, flowers - will be cultivated for demonstration purposes, taking into consideration their compatibility, soil requirements, etc.  At the Center, innovative crop cultivation methods, mixed sowing, mulching and other technologies new to farmers in Armenia will be practiced. The food for training participants will be produced in this plot. During the stay, they will have organic food provided by the Center and its partner farmers.

On the demo farm, we want to install drip irrigation system and use anti-hail nets to protect the plants.  Only safe technologies (mechanical and biological control means) will be practiced for pest and disease control (pheromone, colored and other traps and baits). The soil will be fertilized only with organic fertilizers, produced locally (on site): small facilities for compost and biohumus production will be established. The agricultural and household waste will be recycled.