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GEOfood EDU

GEOfood parners running several educational projects linked with local communities and sustainability issues, like climate change, geo hazards and geological resources. UNESCO Global Geoparks main goal is linked with education of new generations towards future challenges.

GEOfoodEDU

The GEOfoodEDU is a two years project, financed by NORA (Nordic Atlantic Cooperation), which is an intergovernmental organisation under the regional cooperation programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers and it brings together Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands and Coastal Norway.

The project, led by Magma Geopark, will sustain the areas involved in developing innovative strategies focused on sustainable development, good practices related with food consumption through the development of tailored educational materials.

GEOfoodEDU will disseminate good environmental practices related with use of local food also thanks to the GEOfood brand, owned by Magma UGG and in use in 16 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 9 Countries. GEOfoodEDU aims to expand the use of the brand into the NORA Region, involving local food producers, restaurants, incentivising the use of km-zero food chain and use of traditional regional food. The GEOfoodEDU partners will explore possibility for GEOfood trails and routes tailored for slow tourism based on local heritage, implementing with innovative contents the TeachOut APP for outdoor education.

The project Partners are:

  1. Magma UNESCO Global Geopark (Magma) – Norway (leader)
  2. Katla UNESCO Global Geopark (Katla) – Iceland 
  3. Geological Survey of Faroes (Faroes)- Faroes Islands 
  4. Innovation South Greenland- Greenland

Project outcomes: 

  1. Educational teaching materials related to sustainable development practices within food production (GEOfood MANIFESTO), biodiversity, geodiversity, waste food reduction, soil protection.
  2. Storytelling based on local heritage for the potential GEOfood products and restaurants. Each producer and restaurant will get specific description which explaining to the consumers the peculiarity of the local geological heritage and the related food products. 
  3. Map and booklet with collected recipes, legend and intangible heritage stories from local communities in connection with local food products.
  4. Videos about Geopark´s locations and sustainability issues linked with local food and heritage
  5. Short report for implementation of GEOfood brand in aspiring Geopark – with specific focus on Faroes
  6. Dissemination of the GEOfood brand in the NORA Region.

Innovation South Greenland 

 Igapall Food Tour in South Greenland in October 2021

This movie proudly showcases the Igapall Food Tour in South Greenland in October 2021, the latest gastronomic initiative from Igapall founders Salik Parbst Frederiksen and Miki Siegstad. Igapall Food Tour is a pure celebration of Greenlandic chefs and the beautiful melting pot of Greenlandic ingredients that is South Greenland. Over the course of two weeks, these connoisseurs travelled to three towns in South Greenland sourcing food from local fishermen, farmers and hunters, collaborating with students at Greenland’s one and only culinary school, Inuili, and finally opening a pop-up restaurant in each town with gorgeous 3-course and 5-course tasting menus. Igapall Food Tour is an inspiration and invitation to all to join in the Greenlandic food revolution.

Visit South Greenland

Magma UNESCO Global Geopark 

Fossmoen Frukt & Cider

The climate in Dalane is well suited for growing fruit. Our idyllic orchard is faced southwest, which gives the fruit an abundance of sun and light. The garden is protected by mountains in the north-east and thus sheltered from cold winds that can be harmful to trees and fruit.

Favourable climate gives the trees good growing conditions to bear fine fruit. Fruit is the main ingredient in the production of Cider, and high-quality fruit is crucial for high-quality cider. Our fruit production is done almost organically, with an emphasis on the use of organic fertilizers and as little pesticides as possible to protect nature and insect flora.

Fossmoen is a Magma Geopark´s GEOfood member thanks to its commitment to work within sustaianble practices.

Magma Geopark

Den Brune Bie

The Nordic black bee is considered to be an ecotype or subspecies of the old European bee. The Nordic black bee is the only original bee race in Northern Europe, and is nowadays listed as endangered. In the pure breeding areas in Flekkefjord, Lund, Sokndal and Sirdal, it is forbidden to keep other bees than the black bee. Here are the the natural borders such as mountains and seas that isolate the stock and prevent mating from other bee breeds.
Thanks to the few beekeepers who choose to participate in the breeding work for the black bee, Norway has today the largest remaining stock of the black bee. The work done for this bee rase is essential for the breed to still have a future in the beekeeping.
Sverre Sirevåg was born in 1927. He began to raise bees at the age of 14. By that time he had two beehives of his own and he also raised bees for others. By 2010, his daughter Gretha took over the business with her husband Geir-Arne and with the help from their mentor Sverre.

Den Burne Bie is a Magma Geopark´s GEOfood member thanks to its commitment to work with bees in a sustainable way, respecting the environment and biodiversity.

Magma Geopark

Flekkefjord School- Sea Weed

Discover with us the power of the sea weed which growing in the bottom of the North Sea along the coast of Magma Geopark. Students from Flekkefjord Videregående Skole (upper secondary school) are explaining us the benefits of eating sea weed and why is important respecting the environment and the sea and take care of this important resourse.

 

Storeknuten 

Almost a billion years ago, the area of Magma Geopark was about 20 kilometers below the surface of the Earth. Hot magma at depth started to solidify and separate into a variety of rock types, some of which are layered. Storeknuten is a locality where you can see some of this layering in the largest layered intrusion in Western Europe.

The path to Storeknuten passes well-developed layering in rocks belonging to the Bjerkreim-Sokndal layered intrusion. Each of the layers represents the crystallization front which was located on the floor of the magma chamber 926 million years ago. While it was solidifying, pieces of the roof of the magma chamber fell off and sank to the floor where they became engulfed by the advancing crystallization front. These blocks of rock that have been “buried” in other rocks are called inclusions.