The project

The Terra Lemnia project aims to build a common vision for sustainable development of Lemnos Island based on conservation and restoration of the extensive agro-pastoral practices that favour local biodiversity and shape the unique landscape of the island. These practices are mainly characterised by, and organised around, the element of traditional ‘mandras’.

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The mandras of Lemnos are built out of local materials such as stone, clay, reeds and seaweed

The Mandras of Lemnos

an invaluable heritage

A mainly agricultural island since ancient times, Lemnos has reserved a wealth of crop landraces

Crop landraces

Α unique treasure

The stories of Lemnos are the stories of its people and those who were inspired by it and worked to understand it

Stories of Lemnos

The island through its people

On the other hand, farmland in Lemnos today is mostly used for fodder production

Stockbreeding

Past and present

Lemnos presents special geographical, biogeographical and ecological interest

Wild flora and herbs

a feast of colors

Lemnos’s fertile land and centuries’ tradition have contributed to the creation of products of exceptional quality, high nutritional value and exquisite taste.

Quality products

from the field to the shelf

The mandras of Lemnos are built out of local materials such as stone, clay, reeds and seaweed

The Mandras of Lemnos

an invaluable heritage

A mainly agricultural island since ancient times, Lemnos has reserved a wealth of crop landraces

Crop landraces

Α unique treasure

Lemnos presents special geographical, biogeographical and ecological interest

Wild flora and herbs

a feast of colors

The stories of Lemnos are the stories of its people and those who were inspired by it and worked to understand it

Stories of Lemnos

The island through its people

On the other hand, farmland in Lemnos today is mostly used for fodder production

Stockbreeding

Past and present

Lemnos’s fertile land and centuries’ tradition have contributed to the creation of products of exceptional quality, high nutritional value and exquisite taste.

Quality products

from the field to the shelf

News

An account of the past year

On the threshold of 2019, the Terra Lemnia program participated in the Mediterranean Rooted Everyday awareness campaign, organizing an open creative writing competition for all ...
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Winners and runner-ups of the Rooted Everyday Short Story Competition in Lemnos

The Mediterranean Rooted Everyday Short Story Competition was an opportunity to commemorate and celebrate the richness of the Mediterranean cultural heritage which the young authors ...
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Μεσογειακό Ινστιτούτο για τη Φύση και τον Άνθρωπο (MedINA)
Γεωπονικό Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
The Society for the Protection of Prespa
The University of Aegean/ Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Ελληνική Ορνιθολογική Εταιρεία
Όμιλος Προστασίας Περιβάλλοντος και Αρχιτεκτονικής Κληρονομιάς Λήμνου «Ανεμόεσσα»
Γαλλικό ερευνητικό ινστιτούτο «Tour du Valat»
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