On 11.-14. April, Latvian and Finnish partners are having “Sustainable entrepreneurship in Countryside” study trip in Estonia. Altogether, there are about 20 Finnish and 20 Latvian participants. First, the group is spending time in Green Riverland area, and thereafter, Latvians go to Arenduskoda area and Finnish group visits East-Harju Partnership area.


11.04.2018, Wednesday

14.00- 14.30 Arrival in Vanaõue Puhkekeskus. Acommodation.

14.30 – 15.15 Lunch

15.30 – 18.00 Getting acquainted with Soomaa National Park. Little walk on the 5-kilometre  Hüpassaare hiking trail.

19.00 Dinner

20.00 Evening program

12.04, Thursday

8.30 -9.30 Breakfast

9.30 – 17.00 Study trips (incl. visiting local entrepreneurs and local communities, lunch and coffee breaks).

8.15 -8.45 Breakfast

I group (ENG)                                                             II group (RUS)

9.00 – leaving                                                                  9.00 – leaving

9.30 -10.30 Piesta Kuusikaru Farm                   9.15 – 10.15 Energia Farm                                

11.15 -12.15 Energia Farm                                       10.45– 11.45 Piesta Kuusikaru Farm

Little walking tour in Suure-Jaani town

13.00 Lunch in Suure-Jaani town in café “Arturi Juures”


17.00 – 18.00 Getting ready for the evening/Steering group meeting

18.00 – 19.00 Dinner

19.15 Evening program

  • Piesta Kuusikaru Farm Starry skies and smell of apples, childhood memories and vision of future, determination and dedication, nice flavours and good thoughts – life on the farm in the heart of Estonia
  • Energy Farm –  The Energy Farm was founded a few decades ago. Medicine herbs are grown in the farm and the farm itself is located in a beautiful natural area by Navesti River – these two combined make up a good amount of energy.
  • Getting acquainted with the local community in Suure-Jaani town in Põhja-Sakala parish

13.04, Friday

7.30 – 8.15 Breakfast

8.30 Leaving and saying goodbye to Green Riveland and starting trip to Arenduskoda area.

10.30 – 12.00 Kadrina Lauli Loovstuudio, https://www.facebook.com/LauliLoovstuudio/

In Lauli Loovstuudio, we’ll make souvenirs from pottery, additionally we’ll hear the story about starting a business in the countryside and making a living within a creative industry. Coffee break with banana bread. After, hostess gives us a short concert on a harp.

12.15-13.00 Lunch in Tristvere Café in Kadrina. 

Besides lunch, the family will also introduce their activities.

13.15 Goat farm – Hõbeda

Trip to local family farm, which focuses on goat breeding and goat’s milk products, such as cheese and ice cream. We’ll also see newborn calves and get to taste the products.

14.15 We will move on to Arma riding farm

14.45 -16.30 Arma Riding Farm and Lahemaa.

We will start by visiting the stables and get to learn about farm activities, most are connected to horses. Also, we’ll talk about riding schools and camps. Then we head on to the holiday house and Mare talks about accommodation and food. There we are introducing the activities of the Co-operation Network and offered snacks and coffee.

17.00 Palmse Manor

Accommodation in the hotel.

17.30 Manor tour (the Palm House, the Smithy Hall, the Estonian Spirit exhibition in ox stable).

Wine tasting in the wine cellar

20.00 – 22.00 Dinner at the wine cellar

14.04, Saturday

8.00 Breakfast

9.00 Leaving to Kolgaküla village house.

9.30 – 10.30 Presentation of the activities about Kolgaküla village house.

10.30 – 11.30 Coffee, Tea and presentation of local food products and activities in Northern Estonia – entrepreneurs and project.

11.30 – 12.00 Lunch and departure