Landscape Gardeners at the OAC
Monday, October 9, 2017
Students from landscape gardening vocational training schools in the cities of Oppenheim, Koblenz and Bitburg (the European Red Cross Training School) in Germany
Students from landscape gardening vocational training schools in the cities of Oppenheim, Koblenz and Bitburg (the European Red Cross Training School) in Germany, under the guidance of their teachers Eckhard Boy, Alexander Kreisel, Robert Frick, Andreas Port, and others, underwent practical training at the OAC, continuing work that began in 1996 and has continued without interruption to the present day.
In welcoming the team, the General Director of the OAC, Dr. Konstantinos Zorbas, stressed the importance of cooperation between the German schools and the OAC through art and culture, which leaves behind a legacy through the work of students as a practical example of mutual appreciation and respect. In his introductory speech, Dr Zorbas stressed the conceptual significance "stone" (lithos) in the Cretan tradition and referred to the relationship of man and stone seen through the poetry of Seferis and other Greek poets, as well as in the traditional songs.