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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 13-04-24

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  • [01] Scarecrows 'the guards of crops' become exhibits

  • [01] Scarecrows 'the guards of crops' become exhibits

    AMNA--Scarecrows were once the guards of nature, and people built them to protect their cultivations. However, today they are out of a job given that pesticides now deter the reptiles and the birds.

    Now, the scarecrows are preparing for a new career, that of exhibit in a permanent exhibition in the northern Greek city of Katerini.

    The scarecrows, which were once placed in fruit and vegetable gardens and at the borders between farming plots for the purpose of repelling whatever flying or crawling invader that posed a threat to the crops, are now an unknown figure to the children.

    The Voluntary Action Team of Pieria prefecture decided to cooperate with primary school and kindergarten teachers of the area in order to rescue this tradition of the agricultural life in Greece.

    Thirty schools have already accepted the invitation and the volunteers will instruct the teachers on how to build a scarecrow. Each school will use its imagination to make its own scarecrow, and all the scarecrows together will be put on display in a permanent exhibition in the premises of the Tobacco Station of Katerini, while the best scarecrow will be awarded.

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