Flax Grows Again in Crete After 100 Years


After for the most part one hundred years flax will be grown again in Crete for pertaining to textrine weaving use. The Penelope Gandhi mission women’s team, in cooperation with the Technical Educational Institute of Crete students and the University of Mountains past dispute to grow the crops which had helped the region’s microeconomic progressive growth in the past.

The team has resolute to use fields in three not the same areas in Chania, Rethymnon and Heraklion. This irritate will help women in the quarter, but also the members of Penelope Gandhi com~, to strengthen flax farming which offers greater opportunities in the international market.

Different varieties of flax not solitary can provide food, textile and clothing products, but they are also applied in weighty industries such as the production of ecological image. Linoleum is also significant in pharmacology like it is extremely beneficial to the human material substance. The cultivation of flax is considered by agronomists very profitable and efficient.

Originating from Asia and India, flax is human being of the oldest plants cultivated ~ the agency of man and it has helped in the product of clothing and yarns.

This campaign aims to jog the memory of people in Crete, and Greece in of the whole that tradition is important, but besides that we must learn about our national wealth, preserve it and pass it in c~tinuance to the next generations.

Penelope Gandhi com~ which operates within the University of Mountains frame, is a non-profitable operation with participants from cultural organizations and platonistic staff from the University of Crete. Its point is to highlight, save, preserve and be scattered the cultural heritage concerning the loom and textile art in Crete. Furthermore, the University of Mountains was founded in Crete while a movement, an organization and each act of integral vertical intervention towards the grassroots of sodality. It is a project for the rallying of a dynamic community of researchers, academia, social partners and citizens of the hilly rural areas which function in terms of original interaction and mutual acquired knowledge.

Who knew that just a hardly any stairs up from “ewwww” lives “phenomenal”.

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