Op Sunday 28 August 2022 Support Center Living Heritage (SLE) organizes the Living for the 24th timeHeritage Expo in the Provincial Domain Puyenbroeck in Wachtebeke. Free entry from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
With depending on the weathercircumstances- 5 000 to 10 000 visitors it will be another great day for our old local breeds of farm and ranch animals.
This year is special: we are proud that we can’t organize a Living Heritage Expo after 2 years succeeded again with our volunteer framework the 24ste to set up an edition. Corona did something to people and governments. The first ones now know that ‘enjoying’ is more fun than engaging, with the result, for example that despite the timely request, the Red Cross was unable to respond to our request for an aid station organizing due to “lack of volunteers”. Governments have apparently used the Corona period to tightening up the rules even more, resulting in a load of extra administrative burden. Despite all this, he be there, the 24ste… If the weather gods are with us, it’s bound to be a great edition. With logistical support from the Province of East Flanders, the Eiland is in the Puyenbroeck domain transformed into a colorful collection of hundreds of local farm and farm animals. Not just some animals, but all races that originated in our regions and were domesticated by man for utility purposes but are now no longer used by professional agriculture.
In addition to the fowls, turkeys, geese, ducks, goats, sheep, dogs, cattle and draft horses, become also lots of animals on display. In addition, there are animal inspections, demonstrations with Belgian dog breeds, covered wagon rides, rural education, old crafts, a farrier, and so on. The studbook of the Flemish Horse keeps being there day of the Flemish horse (the largest horse breed in the world) with, among other things, a medieval evocation. So something for everyone! The Living Heritage Expo is free accessible to everyone. Dogs on a leash are allowed. For almost thirty years, the Living Heritage Center has been committed to preserving the local heritage, and often endangered, cultural varieties of Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia. Often these living monuments possess a wealth of genetic material that is in danger of being lost within modern breeding and farming methods to go. ‘We want them alive!’ is one of the slogans of the Living Heritage Support Center, because practice shows that they are not well off. Take a look at www.sle.be for more information.
During the annual Living Heritage Expo, the general public gets the chance to really see it in person to get acquainted with.