|Project title||"Barcsay" magic garden|
|Thematic area||Environment and sustainable development|
|Name of the organization||Nature Friend Association in Bihar|
|Postal address||4100 Berettyóújfalu, Hegedűs Zoltán, Sport u. 4|
|Project manager||Nagy Sándor|
|Project timeframe||September 30th, 2013 - November 30th, 2014|
|Amount of support||8,995 €|
The goal of the project was to mitigate general lifestyle-related environmental pollution on the local level and to overcome infrastructural shortcomings of the association hindering its educational and awareness raising activities. The main outcome of the project is the “Barcsay magic garden” and a community centre that were created in Berettyóújfalu, Estern Hungary, with the renovation and restoration of an old garden and house on a property passed to the association recently. In the house an environmental information point was opened that provided, among other services, household waste treatment services for local citizens, while the garden with its new educational facilities hosted altogether 32 workshops for about 400 people of various ages and different groups, but mostly groups of kindergarten and elementary school students. Before the realisation of the restoration, in cooperation with the local museum, 7 workshops were held for nearly 150 pupils and teachers of the local primary schools and kindergardens focusing on different aspects of sustainable lifestyles – especially waste prevention. The project was communicated through organizing and participating at different local events reaching out several thousands of people. As an ultimate result the project promoter has managed both to develop its infrastructural capacities and involve a large number of people of various stakeholders groups raising their environmental awareness.