Thursday, August 11, 2011
Archbishop Demetrios visited the Soil and Plant Lab in Pyrgos , Ilia, Greece.
On July 13, Archbishop Demetrios visited the Soil and Plant Laboratory “Earthanalysis of Ileia” in the Lasteika area near Pyrgos, which has been created by an Archdiocese grant of $500,000 dollars from the Greek Fires Relief Fund to study the effects of wildfires on the soil, water and environment and enable farmers to test their soil. The creation of the Lab was coordinated by IOCC in cooperation with local authorities and the University of Thessaloniki. The scientists of the laboratory presented a report to His Eminence and were at hand during his visit to explain the challenges and the solutions offered.