COMENIUS VISIT: ZARABIKU (ECOCHIPS) AND IMK ARKAUTE

The Comenius group visited Zarabiku the ECOCHIP family-run factory this morning. We were the first school group who has ever visited this new site. The students enjoyed eating crisps a lot. Aniturriko ikasleak lehenengoak izan dira Trokonizen zabaldu duten lantegi hau bisitatzen. Patata onak benetan! Mila esker zuen lantegia ikusten uzteagatik.

We also visited the Agriculture School in Arkaute and we had lunch there. First we saw NEIKER-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, which is a nonprofit state-owned company assigned to the Department of Environment, Regional Planning, Agriculture and fisheries of the Basque Government. Its mission is to contribute to the economic and social development by means of the promotion of Technological Innovations.Then we learnt how the school makes Diesel from sunflower and rapeseed oil and we had a lesson on plots and horticulture. IMK Arkaute, the school, has 20 hectares of land, with a wide range of field crops 5 hectares devoted to highlighting organic cultivation, 2 acres of gardens where you can enjoy the sight of different styles of gardening and a diverse collection of plants, 3,000 m2 of seed and greenhouses for the production of ornamental plants; Chemical Laboratory fully equipped with 20 seats, machinery and mechanical equipment, and a workshop for agricultural crops and landscaping, innovative control equipment and machinery for regulation of pesticide treatments, milk processing plants and food, plant extract oil for use as a substitute for diesel fuel in tractors and diesel vehicles.
Finally, some of the students even drove a tractor!
Thank you Jose Luis, Asier, Leticia, Oscar, Joxean and all the people involved. MILA ESKER DENORI!

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  1. Pingback: LEARNING ABOUT BASQUE AGRICULTURE: ZARABIKU (ECOCHIPS) AND IMK ARKAUTE « Europeanagriculture’s Blog

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