We build the first
Natural Food Education Camp
Why do we do this?
Nowadays eating habits costs us more than we are aware of and it's not just
about the food itself it's also about the cost of producing it and the cost of
the food loss we generate.
The purpose of Papa’s Garden is to educate and create awareness about our
eating and food consumption habits and where the food comes from.
Papa’s Garden is not just about gardening it’s about the living and
eating experience itself and learning what food is really about.
Papa’s Garden was born from my father’s
passion for gardening and nature. He grew up
in the countryside of Romania, where he
learned gardening from his parents. For the
last 20 years he dedicated his free time to his
own garden and being connected with the
Gardening for my father is more than just a
passion, is a way to keep us healthy. He grows
vegetables and fruits, prepares his own seeds
for the next agricultural crop and uses local
recipes to make gems and pickle vegetables for
How everything started
The garden has 3000 square
meters with the capacity of
growing a big range of
organic veggies for 20 people
without using any kind of
In the last few years my
father has started to cultivate
fruit trees and seasonal fruits
like strawberries and grapes.
Currently there is a small traditional cottage
constructed a longtime ago from soil mixed with straw.
With every winter, the cottage becomes less stable due
to moisture and temperature.
For now, my father is using
it as a storage space for his
Our vision is to build an eco house in the garden for approx. 15 people
and provide a sterling countryside living experience where people can
come and spend a lovely time in the nature.
The entire place will function as an educational space where people will
learn about gardening, fishing, cooking and sustainable ways of living.
We will welcome you to live and work in the garden with our family
during the agricultural season, which is about 7 months long in Romania
(spring, summer and fall).
Papa's Garden Vision
You will learn about gardening and the entire
process of growing vegetables, starting with the
sowing season through to the harvest season.
This includes preparing the soil, planting the
seeds, nurturing the plants, harvesting the
produce and cooking fresh meals.
What you'll do
Fishing is another great activity you can
fully enjoy but only during the fishing
season. Danube Delta has a very tasty fish
and some incredible traditional recipes.
My father is a big fish lover. He fishes as a
hobby and he loves to cook the fish he
catches, especially with friends and family.
My father still uses my Mom’s recipe to prepare the veggies for the winter. He can pickle
almost every vegetable from the garden: tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, cauliflower,
cabbage and zucchini. He also makes delicious jams and compotes with the fruits who grows
in our fruit threes.
Papa’s Garden is located just outside of Tulcea, a small touristic city in the southeast of
Romania with a long and impressive history. First settled in the 7th century BC by the
Dacians, Tulcea was in turn conquered and developed by the Romans, Byzantines, Genoese,
and Ottoman empires.
Where is located
You can easily get into the
city by crossing the river.
Tulcea is a small, clean and
quiet town full of tourists
during the summer. There
are nice museums, parks,
bars and a big aquarium
that shows you the entire
history of Danube Delta.
Tulcea is situated at the entrance to the vast Danube Delta, an area of unparalleled natural
beauty. The city has throughout history been an important seaport, and on the other side
of the Danube River you can find small villages all across the Delta.
Step into the wild and get
ready to enjoy the most
beautiful and adventurous
experience nature can offer
you. Visit the Danube Delta
and witness the most
provided by the world’s
reservation in terms of
Australia’s Great Barrier
Reef and Ecuador’s
Surroundings - Danube Delta
The Danube Delta is not only the second largest
delta on the planet, but also the most preserved
one on the European continent. It is home to a
great number of animals and plants and it
contains 25 types of ecosystems, some of them
But what makes Delta unique are its incredible
people from small villages who fully enjoy the
country side living experience.
A unique experience
Corporate Social impact
Healthy eating habits
Organic food & fruits
Danube Delta beauty
Biking, painting, fishing,
Unique experiences for
Team building activities
Organic food & fruits
Danube Delta trips
Food educational camps
Danube Delta trips
Biking and other outside
activities like photography
Papa's Garden customer segments
* Papa's Garden will offer a unique countryside living experience for people interested in
learning more about food, better eating habits and proper gardening skills.
** Companies can organise team-buildings and special activities for its employees.
*** We'll organise food camps and provide food education for children and teenagers.
In order to take this from the concept stage and turn our father’s passion into a
successful eco-tourism venture, we need you to get involved.
Currently we're working on the crowdfunding campaign and looking for some other
sources of investment like Social CSR programs and EU Founds.
The first objective is to create an innovative eco house project and prepare the
Papa's Garden concept. For financing the project we're planning to crowd fund the
money - 50.000 Euro that will cover:
- Materials necessary for building the house for approx. 15 people
- Installation of a clean, drinking water system
- Solar panels or other eco solution for electricity
- Equipment in the kitchen
The project goal for 2015 consists of running a successful crowdfunding campaign,
building the house and taking care of the garden. Starting with 2016 the house will be
ready to welcome its guests.
There are two main reasons for crowdfunding the money:
1. The family financial situation does not allow us to build the house by our own;
2. Sharing the idea will help us validate it and see people’s interests in having such an
In this crowdfunding preparatory stage, we're looking ONLY to validate the idea. By simply
asking for your feedback, will let the crowd decide how awesome is it.
Your thoughts will help us improve the concept and create value for the donors, therefore
we're here to listen :)
We want to build with people, for people! We can get this of the roots if we'll
engage amazing people like you, who can support us during our journey.
What we ask for:
Share Papa's Garden Project
Write about our story
Support us financially if you're interested in food, health and nature
He is our hero and the one who takes care of the house and garden
besides his daily job. He has more than 20 years experience in
gardening, cooking traditional recipes and fish.
He has almost 17, goes
to high school and is a
football player. He bakes
pies for the family.
.A day dreamer that makes ideas
happen! She has worked in 4 countries
and has experience in business
development and entrepreneurship.