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10.00 h.– Departure from Candás.
10.35 h.– Visit to Los Selgas Palace (Cudillero).
The Selgas-Fagalde Foundation was founded in 1991 as a result of the unwavering will of two family generations who for many years dedicated their time, knowledge and economic resources to achieve an extraordinary artistic heritage. Thus, the patronage of the Foundation has as its mission the preservation of this cultural legacy, maintaining the meaning with which it was originally conceived, and the disclosure of this heritage to put it at the service of society.
The Foundation is a reference to know the way of life of the Selgas-Fagalde family, one of the families that have best illustrated the philanthropic and enlightened spirit of the time. All this cultural and artistic heritage meets in the Asturian palace of La Quinta, which was the residence of this benefactor family until it became part of the heritage of the Selgas-Fagalde Foundation.
The spectacular gallery is formed fundamentally by canvases of the Italian, French, Flemish and Spanish schools from the XV to the XIX centuries. In it we can find works by Goya, El Greco, Mariano Salvador Maella or several flamenco tables from the 15th and 16th centuries, among others.
Around the buildings there are several gardens with different characteristics. The first project was developed by Fortunato de Selgas, in 1864, although the gardens did not become reality until two decades later. They counted on the help of Henri Rigoreu Jouvert, who had trained at the garden school of Versailles.
More information at www.selgas-fagalde.com
11.30 h.– Departure.
12.10 h.– Visit to Campoastur facilities (Otur, Valdés).
Campoastur (Agrarian Cooperative)
Campoastur Products and Services, Asturian Cooperative Society (Campoastur) was born in June 2012 as a result of the merger of six Asturian cooperatives, four of them agricultural, one for consumption and another for producers of cider apples. Subsequently, two more have joined the project.
With the great reconversion that has taken place over the last 20 years, together with the economic development of the country, a large part of the active population is moving from the primary sector to other economic sectors and the number of farms and owners is considerably reduced, while the size of those that remain increases, demanding other types of services and support. In order to respond to this new situation and to the new challenges and needs of the farms, the cooperative integration processes are promoted, which at first have had a more regional character and, finally, Campoastur has a regional scope.
This is only the beginning and Campoastur is prepared to give a firm and structured response to the challenges of the rural world. It has the vocation of continuing to integrate the associative movement, as is already the case with the subsequent integration of other cooperatives into the project.
The cooperative currently has:
– 19 centres in Asturias
– 3 conventional livestock feed mills
– 1 feed factory for organic livestock
– 6 petrol stations
It employs 175 people directly and 40 people indirectly. It has 6,700 members, including 2,700 professionals and 4,000 collaborating or consumer members.
More information at www.campoastur.es
13.00 h.– Departure.
13.30 h.– Arrival at Puerto de Vega (Navia). Lunch.
14.30 h.– Visit to Lonja and Etnographic Museum of Puerto de Vega.
Lonja of Puerto de Vega. Fishermen’s Brotherhood of Our Lady of La Atalaya
The Fishermen’s Brotherhood of Our Lady of La Atalaya groups some 40 small boats dedicated to artisanal fishing that sell their product through the Lonja of Puerto de Vega. With European funds managed by the Navia-Porcía Rural Development Centre (CEDER), this brotherhood has set up an interactive Didactic Classroom which has become part of a project of guided visits to the fish market, in which visitors visit the different facilities and attend the fish and seafood auction live.
In addition, together with three other fishermen’s guilds in the Navia-Porcía region, it is the promoter of another project financed with European funding: the sustainability certification Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) of the octopus fishery, the first in the world to obtain this certificate. These two initiatives have been selected by the European Network FARNET as examples of good practice.
Histories of the Sea Etnographic Museum
The Histories of the Sea Museum, financed by CEDER Navia-Porcía with EAFRD funds and promoted by the Navia Town Hall, is just a few metres from the Puerto de Vega fish market. This infrastructure is part of a regional tourist project, the Parque Histórico del Navia, which covers the nine municipalities of the region.
The museum shows how the life of the inhabitants of the Navia-Porcía region has always been linked to the sea. Whaling in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the flourishing of the canning industry or emigration to the other side of the Atlantic that gave rise to the unique Indian architecture, are some of the stories of the sea that are part of this museum.
15.30 h.– Departure.
16.00 h.– Visit to EDES Foundation (Tapia de Casariego).
Finca El Cabillón is an economic and social project initiated by the Edes Foundation in August 2006 as a Special Employment Centre, since then they have been working in different lines: ecological vegetable garden, gardening and direct sales. Its mission is to promote the labour and social integration of people with intellectual disabilities in the region so that they can have in Finca El Cabillón an open door to the labour market.
They started the project with five working people and since then more than 40 people have passed through Finca El Cabillón.
They also carry out and participate in different environmental awareness initiatives:
- School gardens (teacher training, extracurricular activities…)
- Participation in conferences, talks, round tables…
- Promote, organize, participate in training activities promoting networking with producers and entrepreneurs in ecological.
The productive activity focuses on the following areas:
- Ecological agricultural production and direct sale of vegetables and fruits.
- Gardening services.
- Environmental awareness.
More information at www.fundacionedes.org
17.00 h.– Departure.
18.15 h.– Arrival at Candás.
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