Category Archives: Agricultural facts

Famous agricultural areas in the world – Provence, France

The already wonderful places in Provence, in the south-east of France, have a special color in June and July, due to the huge lavender plantations, and the whole region becomes a large violet plain. Lavender is inseparably linked to Provence, just like cotton is linked to the Cotton Belt in the USA. It’s the soul… Read More »

11 most expensive spices in the world

Spices have played an important part in our daily lives since the beginning of history; references to spices appear in several ancient writings. Archaeologists have discovered spices in Egyptian tombs dating even before 3000 BC; they were used for embalming because of their conservation properties. In the middle ages spices played an important role in… Read More »

Rarest horse breeds in the world

The first horses were domesticated approximately 8.000 – 7.000 years ago and had an important role throughout history in the development of civilization. Horses were used in battles, in agriculture, forestry and other types of activities. Horses were grown for recreational purposes just since the 18th century. Although there are more than 350 horse breeds… Read More »

Famous agricultural areas in the world – Cotton Belt, USA

Certain agricultural areas are so well known throughout the world that they will forever be synonymous with the cultures that have made them famous, even when these crops are in decline or when the land is used for other crops. Among these famous agricultural areas is the Cotton Belt, in the US, which, as the… Read More »

Christmas traditions with agricultural roots

The winter season has had special moments of celebration since ancient times, and in ancient Rome, centuries before the birth of Christ, even from the beginning of the week in with the winter solstice celebrations called Saturnalia took place in honor of the god of agriculture, Saturn. The Bible does not mention the birth date… Read More »

The impact of Christmas trees on the environment

December is not just the month of the winter holidays, but also the month when people have a more negative impact on the environment, most of the times without even knowing it. Studies show that, globally, our carbon footprint in this period is by 6% higher than in the rest of the year. That’s because… Read More »

Top 10 plants used for the Christmas season all over the world

The winter season is mainly associated with Christmas trees, but there are other plants that are very popular during this time of the year. Whether it’s about some specific traditions in different parts of the world, or about decorative plants that are in great demand for the winter holidays, Christmas means more than Christmas trees… Read More »

Biggest Christmas trees in the world

The Christmas tree, majestic and beautifully ornamented, has become an emblematic symbol of Christmas Spirit all over the world. There are many legends about the origins of the tradition regarding Christmas tree decorations. One of these stories tells how Martin Luther was impressed by the beauty of small fir trees as he walked through a… Read More »

Most popular Christmas trees species

Over the centuries, the Christmas feast, which fills the souls of millions of people, especially children with joy, became loaded with many traditions and symbols. This feast is accompanied by the fresh aroma of the Christmas tree, making it the most important tree in the Christmas ritual. 98% of all Christmas trees that are bought… Read More »