Fjellugla Kompetanse AS participates in the implementation of the project entitled Community garden of Capuchin monastery in Opočno town. The Project Leader is the Czech partner: Královéhradecký kraj (The Regional Authority of Hradec Králové region).
The project has received funding from the EEA Grants 2014-2021 under the Programme CZ – Culture in the support area Innovative use of movable and immovable cultural heritage.
The Capuchin monastery is situated in Opočno town and is owned by The Regional Authority of Hradec Králové region. It has been abandoned and unused since 2007. According to a public opinion survey, local people often have no idea about its existence, even though it is located in the town centre. The reason is because the whole monastery area has been hidden behind high stone walls and closed gate for several years.
The project Community garden of Capuchin monastery in Opočno town focuses on partial revitalization of the monastery garden and will lead to the opening of this long-term closed monument and its innovative use according to the needs of the local community.
In order to reach the project task, Fjellugla Komeptanse will participate in the implementation of the educational activities. The partner organisation will lead the workshop of creating benches for the monastery garden and educatinal seminars about cultural heritage management for the local community and self-government. Further educational trainings will focus on cultural managers and will contribute to the increase of cultural management proffesionals specialized in the revitalization and reuse of cultural monuments.
The community garden project will be the first step in the entire monastery revitalization. It has great social, cultural and economic potential for the future of Opočno town and its inhabitants.