Gerpinnes: trees in the spotlight for the 100% rural Festival

If now they are naked, they made us discover a most colorful spectacle, testimony to a change of season. Trees, whether remarkable, fruit or even flowering, are honored as part of the 100% Rural Festival organized by the Gerpinnes Cultural Center.

They are numerous on our territory and sometimes we ignore their characteristics, their importance and their stories.

To get to know them better and make citizens aware of their environment, to live in harmony with it and to preserve it, a full weekend will be devoted to them.

In the program :

Friday November 25

At 20 o ‘clock

Screening-debate: “The time of the forests” The weekend will begin with a screening of the film “The time of the forests” by François-Xavier Drouet at the Cultural Centre. This documentary reports on the greatest threat to our forests in Europe: “bad forestation”. By giving a voice to forestry professionals, the film also offers us solutions to stop the excesses of forestry industrialization.

The screening will be followed by a moment of sharing hosted by Sébastien Lezaca. Mandatory reservation.

Admission: Free

Duration: 105 minutes

Location: Gerpinnes Cultural Center

Public: All public

Saturday November 26

At 10 o ‘clock

Stroll around the Sainte-Rolende Oak Discover the history of the Sainte-Rolende oak with the voluntary participation of Jacques Monnoyer and Thierry Frippiat from the Cercle d’Histoire de Gerpinnes. Compulsory registration – limited number of participants.

Participation: 5€/person

Departure: Gougnies

Distance: 5km

Public: All public

At 15h

Walk “Remarkable trees” Discover some remarkable trees located in Gerpinnes with Sébastien Lezaca, nature guide of the Cercles des Naturalistes de Belgique.

Participation: 5€/person

Departure: Gerpinnes-center

Distance: 3km

Public: All public

Sunday November 27

At 10 o ‘clock

Walk “Recognize the main trees” What is a main tree and how to recognize it? Jean-Pierre Duvivier, nature guide, will answer these questions during this guided walk.

Participation: 5€/person

Departure: Church of Fromiée

Distance: 5 km Duration: +/- 2h30

Public: All public

At 15h

Storytelling walk “Gambadons in our pretty Bois du Prince” What could be better than a storytelling walk to end the weekend. Along with the Maison du conte de Charleroi, let yourself be guided through the Bois du Prince.

Participation: 5€/person

Departure: Espace Try d’Haies, Loverval.

Duration: 1h30

Public: All public

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