Andrea Václavíková

Everything that grows, has grown or could grow is my hobby. I love houseplants, but I'm not afraid to dig in the dirt in my garden, which is starting to look a bit like a botanical garden. I don't want to keep my methods, advice and tips to myself. For all lovers of flowers, plants, herbs or crops, I bring you info you can't do without.

The issue of drought has been a hot topic in recent years

The issue of drought has been a hot topic in recent years. The current situation, despite a relatively favourable May, confirms this trend. The accumulation of consecutive dry years has resulted in a worsening of the manifestations of drought, in particular the reduction of river flows and groundwater levels. There are a number of opinions …

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Well-known cosmetics brand expands cooperation with water conservation organization worldwide

Last year, Mary Kay Inc., an international leader in corporate and social responsibility, announced that it has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to protect fisheries in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico. Today, Kay announced that it has expanded its partnership with The Nature Conservancy to protect waterways and native species around the world. „All …

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The UN says we should significantly reduce meat consumption and eat vegetables

A new report from the United Nations focuses on zoonotic epidemics, which include the current COVID-19 coronavirus. The authors warn that while the world is treating the health and economic symptoms of this coronavirus pandemic, governments are ignoring the root causes: the destruction of nature and the increasing demand for meat. For this reason, similar …

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More and more Czech farmers involved in the Sustainable Wheat Initiative

Mondelēz International is expanding its sustainable wheat farming programme called the Harmony Initiative in the Czech Republic. Year on year, more growers from Bohemia and Moravia have joined. This year, their wheat will produce more than 30,000 tonnes of flour, which will then be processed into biscuits and wafers at the company’s production facilities in …

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Breeders spend more, conferences focus on getting them

The branch meeting of Friends of Pets 2020 was scheduled for 17th September in KC City in Prague. It was focused on the dynamically developing segment of pet food and pet supplies. Even in the extraordinary times we are going through, this market confirms its growth potential. The conference will bring a number of presentations …

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The National Museum of Agriculture has a new branch in Ostrava

The National Museum of Agriculture is opening a museum of food and agricultural machinery in Dolní Vítkovice. The opening includes the opening of the exhibition 50 years of the Radegast brewery in Nosovice. From Friday, September 18, the public has the opportunity to visit the new branch of the National Museum of Agriculture located in …

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Czechs help in Moldova to remove environmental burdens

In mid-October, the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Moldova, Zdenek KREJČÍ, together with the Governor of the Autonomous Region of GAGAUZIA, Irina VLAH, inaugurated a new project funded by the Czech Republic through the Czech Development Agency: „Risk mitigation of the 400/110/35 kV transformer station in Vulcăneşti“. The project is scheduled …

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Living landscapes: the revolution in the fight against drought begins

A unique concept gives citizens a tool for remedying the drying Czech landscape and adapting to climate change.At the end of September, the third wave of training for local coordinators of water retention in the landscape took place at the Benedictine monastery in Broumov. The training was organized by the association Živá voda (Living Water), …

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New beekeeping education centre offers an unconventional view of the spirituality of bees

In Prague’s Horní Počernice, a new beekeeping centre was opened on 29 September 2020, the feast of St Michael, on the grounds of the Anthroposophical Society, and in a garden surrounded by mature acacia trees, the main lecture hall is displayed in the form of a Mongolian yurt, creating a perfect circular space for people …

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Well-known alcohol brand launches new 10-year sustainability action plan

Diageo, maker of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness, has announced 25 ambitious targets from its plan „Society 2030: Spirit of Progress&#8220. The individual points of the plan are designed to ensure a positive impact on the world by 2030, in response to the so-called Decade of Action, the sustainable development goals set by the United …

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