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Earning from the forest

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Erasmus+ projektas "Mūsų miškai - mūsų ateitis'

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Earning from the forest

  1. 1. Earning from the forest Erasmus+ project ‘Our forests – our future’
  2. 2. Material benefits from the forest  Timber for the industry and constructions  Forest goods (mushrooms, berries, herbs, decoration materials)  Rural tourism, recreational activities (hiking, hunting, bird and beast watching)
  3. 3. Timber  Wood and the furniture industry is one of the main industries in Lithuania. It’s about three times higher then the European average.  There are about 1200 small and large manufacturers that make furniture in Lithuania.
  4. 4. Forest goods: mushrooms  Picking mushrooms has been popular in Lithuania since ancient times.  There are about a 1000 species of mushrooms found in Lithuanian forests. About 120-140 are edible.  Most Lithuanians pick mushrooms for fun, but there are people who pick mushrooms to sell them.  There are companys who buy forest mushrooms and export abroad.
  5. 5. Forest goods: berries  There are a lot of berries in Lithuanian forests. The most popular berries are: raspberries, lingonberries, clueberries, cranberries.  Lithuanians have been picking berries and boiling jams since ancient times.  Nowadays, people pick berries and boil jams for fun. There are a few people that earn money from selling berries.
  6. 6. Forest goods: herbs and decorations  In ancient times, Lithuanians used to pick herbs and use them for treating different diseases. Every village used to have a herbalist, and all the people respected the herbalist.  Nowadays, some people also pick herbs for making natural tea and treating some diseases (the flu, cold, sore throat and e.g)  Florists collect different herbs, tree branches, lichens and other materials for making bouquets and indoor decorations.
  7. 7. Rural tourism and recreational activities  Rural tourism is an important of the national tourism and every year it’s becoming more popular among both Lithuanians and foreign guests.  There are about 500 rural tourism homesteads. Most homesteads are usually situated near the forest and water and the owners have a variety of fun to offer to the guests.
  8. 8. What do people do in rural homesteads?  Relaxation in the country  Active recreation (canoeing, hiking, bicycling e.g.)  Gaining knowledge of the nature  Gaining knowledge of farming  Celebrating
  9. 9. Traditional Lithuanian homesteads
  10. 10. Thank you for your attention!

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