The initiators of the “Guichinger Blühflächen” project found 30 sponsors when it started in 2019. This year it will continue - in cooperation with a total of seven farmers.
Among them co-initiator Martin Fink jun.
- It is pure idyll: In the yard of Martin Fink jun. In the Gilching district of Geisenbrunn there are eight ponies, two cats, five rabbits, two chickens and five canaries in a spacious aviary. “An advantage, especially in times like these,” emphasizes Fink. His children Anna (7), Jacob (5) and David (3) do not know boredom. “They are out in the yard all day, looking after the animals or romping around in the great outdoors.” Anna, however, was particularly interested when it came to the topic of flowering areas and her father, as co-initiator, reported what is planned again this year. “It's still too early to lay out the areas. That only works when it is certain that there will be no more frost, ”explains the 38-year-old agricultural master. One is on the "safe side" towards the end of May. Only then are the main crops like corn,Sown soy beans and potatoes. Once this work is done, it goes to the flowering areas.
“This year two new spaces have been added. My uncle Berthold Fink is taking over four hectares. I personally contribute two more hectares. ”A total of seven farmers from Gilching with the districts of Geisenbrunn and St. Gilgen will then look after around ten hectares, including several forest and peripheral areas. Martin Fink jun. Regrets that the Maschinenring has withdrawn from the project for the time being. “It was very surprising to me. The reason was that there was too much work involved in settling the donations received from the sponsors for the various flowering areas. With that, our idea of sponsorship also died for the time being. "
Fink admits that not only did the donations have to be managed for a fee, but that some of the sponsors were also looked after.
“The interest was great.
It happened then that a sponsor wanted to know, for example, where exactly his money is being used for flower seeds and in which area.
This means that the areas had to be mapped in order to largely answer the questions.
There was a lot of work involved. "
Even without the machine ring, the Gilching blooming area project will be continued this year.
The participating farmers receive support from the “Bavarian Cultural Landscape Funding Program” (Kulap).
Citizens who want to continue to participate or donate money for flower seeds can contact Martin Fink jun.
by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.