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Here you will find current information concerning the activities of the Department of Rural Development of the Office of the Lower Austrian Provincial Government and their partners.

You will find a large number of offers for seminars, further education and so on at the soil service portal. For schools, there is a soil colour online competition. You will find much detailed information on our soils in Lower Austria and the activities of the Lower Austrian membership municipalities of the European Land and Soil Alliance under the menu item of Our Soil.


Video - 60 years of soil protection in Lower Austria

60 years of soil protection in Lower Austria - Slides

Here you will find up-to-date informations on the activities of the Department of Land Development of the Lower Austria Agricultural District Authority and the Energy and Environment Agency NÖ (eNu) on the topic of soil as well as the working group sustainability of the ARGE Danuebe Countries.

The soil protection in Lower Austria has planted and maintained 15 million shrubs and trees in the last 60 years. On 3000 hectares of agricultural landscape, there is a network of hedge row. The Lower Austria soil protection maintains 1,000 plants on 160 hectares in 150 municipalities in Lower Austria. Every year, 22 hectares of new plantings added over a length of 30 km and with 65,000 trees and shrubs made from regional seeds.

The Energy and Environment Agency Lower Austria (eNu) advises the municipalities in public relations and on projects on the topics of energy, nature and the environment and thus also on soil protection.

Article down-to-earth in Lower Austria - Magazine: "Perspektiven 2019"

Article Humus-Landscape-Hedge in Lower Austria - Magazine: "Perspektiven 2019"

Article Pole Position, Lower Austria is a pioneer in healthy soil - Magazine: "Perspektiven Summer 2020 / Page 24+25"

Article multi-use hedges - Fruits for the next generations HARVESTHELPER in Lower Austria - Magazine: "Perspektiven 1/2021"

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News & Updates

28th SOIL Conference of the Working Community of the Danube Regions - Soil Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Landscapes


28th Conference of the Working Group Sustainability / Soil Protection
of the Working Community of the Danube Regions

Working Group Sustainability / Soil Protection of the Working Community of the Danube Regions,

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Excursion multi-use Hedges on 07.09.2021

Hedges ensure that the fertile topsoil is protected from wind erosion and improve the microclimate. This is becoming increasingly important as an adaptation to climate change. They provide habitats for insects, birds and mammals and thus promote biodiversity and beneficial insects.

Multi-use hedges are created in such a way that they bring additional benefits to the

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"Nature in the garden" Community Webinar 2nd half of the year 2021

Dear participants of the past "Nature in the Garden" community webinars!

If you would like to be there in the future and are not yet registered, you can do so here: REGISTRATION

The following expert talks are waiting for youweiterlesen »


European Permaculture Convergence: 8th-17th October 2021

10 days of online convergence

Hosted by the Permaculture Association (Britain), this event aims to support the development of permaculture all across Europe. Our world must embark on the biggest period of change we have ever known. We all know this but we don't always know what to do about it.

Here is the

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