Biofarming Association Elkana: Borjomi Farm Tour: Traditional Culture & Ecofriendly Agriculture

Borjomi Farm Tour: Traditional Culture & Ecofriendly Agriculture

Tbilisi, Georgia

Biofarming Association Elkana

Non-profit organization

1 day
From$12 USDper person

Biofarming Association Elkana aims to combine agricultural traditions with innovative organic farming in order to protect the region’s indigenous crop diversity, support local organic farming, and develop Georgia’s rural populations in an eco-friendly direction.

Tour Highlights

  • Delve into the diversity of cultivated crops grown in the village of Tsnisi while supporting environmental conservation and organic farming in the region.
  • Connect with nature as you witness the work being done to reintroduce ancient indigenous crops.
  • Bake bread with local Diki wheat and taste fresh varieties of famous Georgian cheese.

Tour revenue will directly fund Elkana’s Rural Tourism Network, which promotes environmental education and awareness and support for organic farming through sustainable, eco-friendly tourism.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    Flexible

  • Duration

    1 day

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Russian

  • Tour Participants

    10 to 20

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

Visit the village of Tsnisi, where ancient agricultural traditions mingle with innovative, environmentally friendly organic farming. The Samtskhe-Javakheti region is unique in its domesticated plant biodiversity, which Elkana aims to protect through the reintroduction and conservation of indigenous cultivated plant varieties to Georgian farms.

Connect with nature and history through forgotten crops. See ancient varieties of indigenous cereals, legumes, fruits and vines being planted and propagated in village's demonstration plot. Bake bread with locally-grown, organic Dika wheat in a traditional Georgian oven. Taste the local wine, and sample fresh Georgian cheeses. Enjoy the natural beauty of the region and connect with the food that fuels you, as you support the environmental conservation and organic diversity of the region.

Tour Start Address

Village Tsnisi, Tbilisi, Akhaltsikhe Municipality, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region, Georgia

How To Get There

The organization can arrange car or mini bus from Tbilisi, Tsnisi is 200 kilometers away.

More About Biofarming Association Elkana

Mission

To improve the socio-economic conditions of the Georgian population and protect the environment through the development of sustainable organic farming and increasing the self-reliance of the rural population.

Main Programs

  • Sustainable and organic farming training

  • Organic market promotion

  • Conservation and sustainable utilization of agricultural diversity

  • Product development

  • Rural tourism

  • Advocacy for farmers’ rights

Awards & Recognition

European Federation of Rural Tourism
Member
International Union for Conservation of Nature
Member