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The uniqueness of ORGANIC LIFE Final Gala lies in going beyond the scope of ecology itself

In the meadows in Juchowo, representatives of various ecological environments, scientists, doctors and activists met. The ORGANIC LIFE TOP 50 Final Gala was preceded by the Ecomedicine Congress and the Ecological Networking Session. The program of the day, full of attractions, turned out to be extremely beneficial for the participants!

Text: Żaneta Geltz

Great personalities who have acted with determination for decades, regardless of anything, expecting no subsidies or government support – made everyone feel very special at the very beginning of the day of the event. The uniqueness of this event also lies in going beyond the scope of ecology itself and in taking into account the issue of ethics and the development of human consciousness.

We had the opportunity to see many effective, scientifically supported practices, presented both by the guests who used them in organic farming, and by the management of Juchowo, who presented the principles and examples of biodynamic agriculture, discovering the largest farm in Europe covered by the Demeter label!

Ecomedicine Congress

This extraordinary day began with the first Ecomedicine Congress in Poland, during which scientific and medical knowledge met organic food and showed many benefits of choosing organic food over conventional agriculture products. Participants had the opportunity to learn how to avoid or delay eye diseases for several decades, how to optimize the development of a child’s health and how to avoid the risk of autoimmune, allergic and cancerous diseases. And this is only a symbolic part of the 4-hour lectures.

Lecturers:

  • prof. dr hab. Ewa Rembiałkowska
  • dr n. med. Barbara Majkowska-Wojciechowska, alergolog
  • dr hab. Renata Kazimierczak, prof. SGGW
  • dr n. med. Agata Plech, okulista
  • mgr inż. Dorota Metera, ekspert ds. ekologii
  • mgr Anna Zalewska
  • mgr Żaneta Geltz

After a short lunch break, the Foundation Board introduced the participants to the resources of the biodynamic farm in Juchowo. The farm covers an area of nearly 2,000 ha, but the guests saw the nearest buildings, including the place where the pride of the Juchowo Farm brand is created, i.e. high-quality Demeter milk, which is not only intended for direct drinking, as fresh milk, but also processed into the famous cheese and yoghurts. The guests found out that the milk from Juchowo is safe even for people allergic to milk. All Participants had the opportunity to taste different types of cheeses, as well as acquire their favorite flavor (including KUNDEL) and take it home with them.

As part of the Rural Project in Juchowo, various projects are developing, such as pedagogy and education, nature protection and research, professional activation and social integration of people with disabilities. A team of about 130 people is working for the Rural Project.

The trip around Juchowo lasted less than an hour, but it aroused the interest of guests so much that they are already planning their next visit here!

Ecological networking

Ecological networking, as the next point of the program just after the meal, was to connect the leading activists and practitioners of the ecological industry in Poland and generate as many business and educational contacts as possible. This session was very popular! It was also attended by other guests present in Juchowo for other reasons, because, as they stated themselves – they had never had the opportunity to participate in this type of activity before. It took just a few conversations and 30 minutes of activity to produce several hundred new relationships in the professional field. The guests were surprised to find that during these 30 minutes they made more valuable contacts than sometimes during 2 days of fairs or festivals!

See the entire photo report from the Ecological Networking Session here>>

To provide participants with even better conditions for effective cooperation and exchange of experiences, the organizer envisaged an extension of networking in the form of several thematic sessions in three parallel conference rooms. Participants could engage in in-depth conversations and listen to the experiences of farmers, entrepreneurs and environmental activists. Guests could take part in all activities free of charge.

After the networking session, when the participants had already met, they were invited to the Agnihotra show. For the great majority, it was the first opportunity to experience such a practice, and at the same time it was an atmospheric introduction to the Final Gala. The show was conducted by:

  • JAROSŁAW BIZBERG – FOUNDER OF THE HOMA THERAPY FOUNDATION
  • JOANNA MAHER – GARDEN DESIGNER, HERBALIST
  • RORY MAHER – GARDENER, BEEKEEPER, HERBALIST

Agnihotra is the process of purifying the atmosphere by specially prepared fire during sunrise and sunset, a practice derived from Ayurveda, which is the basis of Homa Therapy.

The Final Gala

After this extraordinary overture, the Final Gala had a dimension of a timeless experience, as if all its participants had known each other for decades. The combination of people with the same values around one scene had an electrifying effect on all Participants, as you can see in the photos below. The event took place in the meadows of Juchowo, on the lake shore, surrounded by a forest and with the sounds of departing cranes.
The event turned out to be socially important, significant for the industry and is already in demand in the following years.

It is not known what the fate of the Gala will be, but we know that the Organic Life Top 50 List is already alive and will be expanded with another numbered items in the coming years. It will also be promoted in the media, in the medical and environmental circles. Foundation Stanisław Karłowski is already considering making a larger facility available to the organizers of the Gala so that a larger number of guests can be accommodated in a year’s time, but whether this goal will be achieved, it is not known yet, as the building is undergoing revitalization.

The long-term goal of the Plebiscite is to create a list of the best of the best in terms of activities in the field of ecology in various spheres of our life, both in agriculture, food production, cosmetics, cultivation support measures, in the sphere of activities aimed at increasing Poles’ awareness of the importance of ecology for our future, e.t.c.

Here are the winners of the #ListaORGANICLIFETOP50 Ecological Plebiscite,
winners of the medal and numbered diploma, which translates into a place on the aforementioned list:

Out of 122 nominees through the Jury’s deliberations, a list of 46 qualified Laureates and 10 distinguished persons was drawn up.

Here are the winners of the #ListaORGANICLIFETOP50 Ecological Plebiscite,
winners of the medal and numbered diploma, which translates into a place on the aforementioned list:

1. Danuta Pilarska, Ecological farm Retkowo 

Category: FARM

2. Tadeusz Rolnik, ROL-APIS Agnieszka & Tadeusz Rolnik 

Category: BEE FARM

3. Maciej Rola, Ecological Farm „Rolówka” Magdalena & Maciej Rola

Category: SOFT FRUIT PLANTATOR

4. Arkadiusz Kartus, Ecological Orchard EKOMARCHATY

Category: ORCHARD GROWER

5. Marcin & Małgorzata Jaszyk, NUTRACEVIT Sp. z o.o. 

Category: FRUIT PROCESSING

6. Anna Kojder-Ciubak i Artur Kojder, Winnice Kojder Sp. z o. o.

Category: VINEYARDS

7. Sylwester Strużyna, BIO PLANET S.A.

Category: WHOLESALER

8. Aleksandra & Mieczysław Babalscy, Wytwórnia Makaronu BIO 

Category: PRODUCER OF GROATS AND FLOUR

9. Monika Górska, Moja Farma Urody 

Category: TEA MANUFACTURER

10. Mirosław Angielczyk, Dary Natury Sp. z o.o.

Category: MANUFACTURER OF HERBS AND SPICES

11. Maciej Kowalewski, Kowalewski Sp. z o.o. 

Category: VEGETABLE PROCESSING

12. Krzysztof Romańczyk & Urszula, P.P.U.H. „NIRO” Sp. z o.o. 

Category: PASTA PRODUCER

13. Joanna Dorota Tyl, Poloniak.pl Sp. z o.o. 

Category: VEGAN FOOD

14. Damian Nowak, Piekarnia Wiejska in Zębowo 

Category: A BAKERY

15. Agnieszka Kossowska, Nature Bites Sp. j. 

Category: HEALTHY SNACKS

16. Tomasz & Magdalena Obszańscy, FARMY ROZTOCZA, Q100 Sp. z o.o. 

Category: ANIMAL FOOD PRODUCER

17. dr inż. Jan Golba, Okrzemkowe Pola 

Category: PRODUCER OF SUPPLEMENTS

18. Dariusz Lempkowski, Perma Guard Agro Sp. z o.o. 

Category: MANUFACTURER OF PLANT FERTILIZER

19. Sławomir Gacka, ProBiotics Polska Sp. z o. o. 

Category: MANUFACTURER OF SOIL FERTILIZER

20. Robert Rząd, distributor of PURO BIO, Puro Verde Rząd Sp.J. 

Category: PRODUCER OF COLOR COSMETICS

21. Kamilla Stańczyk, distributor of GEORGANICS, Eco & More Sp. z o.o. 

Category: MANUFACTURER OF CARE COSMETICS

22. Piotr Połomski, distributor of Mockmill, Infoxpress Communication Polska Piotr Połomski

Category: MANUFACTURER OF HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES

23. Jarosław Głódkowski, mojabutelka.pl, Ecostock sp. z o. o. 

Category: MANUFACTURER OF HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES

24. Iwona Borek-Łukaszewska, distributor of ECO RASCALS, IAMED

Category: MANUFACTURER OF BABY ACCESSORIES

25. Tomasz Ireneusz Stręk, Ecotecto Sp. z o.o. 

Category: CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

26. dr n. med. Mirosław Mastej, Health Center Dr Mastej 

Category: MEDICAL DOCTOR

27. dr hab. Ewa Rembiałkowska, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego 

Category: SCIENTIST

28. Kamila i Bogdan Kasperscy, Ecological Farm & Project „Anielskie Ogrody”

Category: GARDENING

29. Jacek Bożek, Klub Gaja 

Category: CLUB

30. mgr inż. chemik Maria Staniszewska, POLISH ECOLOGICAL CLUB

Category: ASSOCIATION

31. Fundacja im. Stanisława Karłowskiego, Juchowo Projekt Wiejski 

Category: FUNDATION

32. Jadwiga Łopata & Julian Rose, International Coalition for Polish Village Protection, Ekocentrum 

Category: COALITION

33. Karolina Gawlik, SmogLab – film „Świat do naprawy” & cycle „Można Inaczej” 

Category: FILM / YOUTUBE CHANNEL

34. Ireneusz Ciara, Therapeutic Kitchen CHEF IREK 

Category: BLOG

35. Łukasz Smaga, Humanitarian Animal Protection 

Category: ACTIVITST FOR ANIMALS’ SAKE

36. Jarosław Bizberg, Terapy Homa Foundation 

Category: INITIATIVE

37. Dorota Metera, Bioekspert Sp. z o. o.

Category: PERSONALITY

38. Ewa Smuk-Stratenwerth, Peter Stratenwerth, Ecology & Culture Association ZIARNO, EUL

Category: FARMERS’ EDUCATION

39. Beata Hałabura, Save the bees action on Pomagam.pl

Category: EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN

40. Nicole Grospierre-Słomińska, author of “Super Mikroby” 

Category: BOOK

41. Wiktor Sawosz, distributor of brand L’Arbre Vert, Brand Distribution Group 

Category: CLEANING PRODUCTS

42. Natasza Świtalska, Family Bio Market – organic products supermarket 

Category: SUPERMARKET CHAIN

43. Joanna Szczepaniak, author of the concept Kitchen for Health 

Category: KITCHEN

44. Anna Osińska, Polish Education Center

Category: ORGANIZER OF MEDICAL EVENTS

45. Mateusz Szewc, Show NATURA FOOD & BEECO, MAKIS Sp. z o.o. 

Category: ORGANIZER OF FAIR EVENTS

46. Anna Czyszczoń, Sanatorium Lawendowy Zdrój – Medycyna & Spa 
Category: HOTEL

The jury did not appoint 4 categories this year, and some of the categories were changed at the will of the jury, in accordance with the rules of the Plebiscite.

All winners receive a diploma, a medal, have a right to an online interview about their activities and the possibility of a year of promotional support from the editorial of ORGANICZNEZYCIE.pl, as well as an interview on the online service of the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce.

However, the distinguished receive a diploma of recognition and the possibility of an online interview at ORGANICZNEZYCIE.pl.

In addition, all the current Laureates and Distinguished received material prizes from the Fundacja im. Stanisław Karłowski and the GELTZ MEDIA publishing house. The diplomas were funded by the Demeter-Poland Association.


Here are the names of the people who selected the Jury from among the nominees and awarded 10 distinctions:

  1. Dawid Celej, Regina Vitae Dawid Celej
  2. Adam Zamoyski, EKO ADAMÓW
  3. Bogusław Leśniewski, RUNOLAND Sp. z o. o. – Sp. J.
  4. Magdalena i Mikołaj Batorowie, Zakwasownia Organic Food & Cafe
  5. Iwona Wieczorek, Gospodarstwo Rybackie “Zawólcze” Iwona Wieczorek
  6. Adam Uptas i Sebastian Kossakowski, GreenTree Group
  7. Tomasz Chodnikiewicz, Spółdzielnia Świetlik Reaktywacja
  8. Kornelia Cypryjańska, Centrum Edukacyjne Ekolandia.edu
  9. Ben Lazar, Szkoła Ekologii, Permakultury i ogrodnictwa miejskiego
  10. Magazyn i serwis online HIPOALERGICZNI

We would like to thank the Readers for the Nomination, as well as colleagues for the joint many years of effort put into creating the knowledge base.