Origin of the project / activity (country, town, etc.):

Poland, Rybno Wielkie

Please try to define max. three catchwords that describe your project / activity:

Cooking, regional taste, food

Specific target group? For whom is the project / activity designed:

Enthusiasts of cooking

What is the project about? Short but precise description of the local project / activity:

Grupa dla Rybna Wielkiego is an informal civic association founded in 2014 by the citizens of Rybno Wielkie and the surrounding Kiszkowo municipality. In its operation the group is similar to a traditional rural women circle, an institution with a long-standing tradition all over Poland, yet there are many modern aspects to it. The association isn’t exclusive – among its members there are both women and men from all walks of life – farmers, entrepreneurs, teachers, accountants, civil servants, housewives. All members share the love for tradition, cooking and the willingness to spend time together by getting involved in various local initiatives. They organize cooking workshops in local dayrooms for children to tech them how to cook and maintain local recipes. By taking active part in local or regional contests they are financed by local authorities but awards are enough to cover cost of products.

Is there anything that needs to be considered if the project / activity is to be copied to another rural area (good practice experience, things that went wrong, etc.):

To develop this association is good to think about different financial sources. Opening shop and selling your goods via internet is modern way to get money for this hobby.

Are there more sources available for additional information (website, e-mail-contact, etc.)?: www.facebook.com/RybnoWielkie