Educational workshops in the field of pastoral culture in Wisła

Educational workshops are intended for people who want to broaden their knowledge of pastoral culture: spiritual and material, history, rituals and traditions. Led by people professionally prepared in topics and having appropriate theoretical and practical knowledge.

On August 4, educational workshops on pastoral culture were held at the Beskid Museum in Wisła

At the beginning, workshop participants had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the collections related to pastoralism (Beskid peasantry) gathered at the Museum. Original sheepskin items related to everyday life in Sacha are gathered here. (pastoral farm)

Then Mr. Józef Michałek representing the project partner Association Delta Partner presented the idea of the creation of the Wallachian Culture Trail project, project records and in the presentation, introduced the gathered students to the general knowledge of shepherd culture.

The next speech concerned the history of saszasznictwa on the Vistula. In the past, it was a village with the highest number of Sasha (shepherds' farms in the summer grazing) and presented a rich collection of archival documents, lists of Sasha and their shareholders, and entries from dukes. Her speech was widely commented and raised many questions to which Małgorzata Kiereś answered.

The next lecture concerned the modern practice of shepherding about which shepherd Piotr Kohut from Koniaków talked about. He raised issues related to building a shepherd community, establishing agreements with gazda, sheep owners and farmers, owners of land on which grazing is carried out. He presented the general principles of the shepherd's farm and the prospects facing this activity.

Issues related to the natural heritage of meadows, mountain pastures and halls were presented by representatives of the Górecki Nature Club Association, who have been dealing with the impact of farming and pastoral management on the conservation of meadow habitats and the occurrence of rare vegetation and herbaceous protected species for many years. Speeches of the speakers were varied by the performances of a singing group presenting men's shepherd singing, and after speeches on theoretical issues related to pastoral culture the Ochodzita band presented Beskid music and songs accompanying shepherd rites and sashash.

Współfinansowane przez Unię Europejską z Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach
Programu Współpracy Transgranicznej Interreg V-A Polska-Słowacja 2014-2020