After dedicating most of the last six months of the project to conducting interviews, the CULTIVATE project partners finally met in person, this time on the Hiiumaa island in the West Estonian Archipelago – almost exactly a year since the first in-person meeting in Trebon in March 2022.
During October and November, the Norwegian team conducted walking interviews all over Nordhordland Biosphere Reserve.
As fieldwork begins in all of the demonstration regions, a workshop is held for communities in Wester Ross Biosphere to share their views on the cultural heritage of forests and woodlands.
After nine months of regular Teams meetings, and heaven knows how many months of discussions on the project application, the CULTIVATE team was finally able to meet up in person. Třeboň, bathed in lovely late winter sunshine, was a fitting location for the opportunity to develop the that personal contact so sorely missing from online meetings.