Grundtvig PLANT WILD

2011-2013. Forest Harvesting Wild Plants Learning in Europe – PLANT WILD

Project for the information interchange to know better the situation of the training about non wood forest products (plants, mushrooms, berries, etc.) collection, focusing specially in medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs).

Duration: 2011-2013

Project tasks:

  1. Analyzing the research, technology transfer and training to adults on the non wood forest products.
  2. Analyzing the teaching’s methodologies and tools, the existing adults’ training and the future projects on sustainable wild harvesting.
  3. Analyzing the existing business related to wild plants’ harvesting: supply of products and services, and challenges for adults’ training.
  4. Studying the good practices and proposals for future projects implement training on sustainable wild harvesting.



In the final conclusions different recommendations were provided in business opportunities and needs in training taking into account the lack of information of potential collectors, with the aim that wild harvesting becomes a sustanaible activity both from the economic and environment point of view.

According to that, 6 training modules where proposed:

  1. Basics of plant science with emphasis on MAPs.
  2. Knowledge of MAP species.
  3. Harvesting of raw materials and use.
  4. Sustainable wild harvesting: methodology, legislation and control.
  5. Post-harvest processing of MAPs.
  6. Marketing and business.

Results: final report

Coordinator partner:

  • CTFC (Non wood Forest Products Department, Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia) – Spain

Other partners:

  • Gamtos tyrim? concentrate Botanikos institutas – Lithuania.
  • Kilis 7 Aralik Üniversitesi Fen Edebiyat Bölümü Fakültsi Biyoloji – Turkey.
  • Instituto Nacional de Recursos Biológicos, Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal – Portugal.


  • Lifelong Learning Programme (DG Education and Culture), Grundtvig Learning Associations.

Further information:


  • Eva Moré (eva.more @