On the 21st of November, 2013 the AMF partner, Municipality of Ferrara, organized a local meeting to inform and gather future partnership. It was organised in Ravalle, a small village close to the River Po, at the occasion of the “Trees festival” that took place at the same time. AMF partners used the importance of that Festival for the organization of their meeting where an initiative of growing a new 20 acres sized forest with a help of the State forestry Corps was presented.
Around 40 stakeholders were present at the local model forest meeting. The AMF project was presented and the AMF leaflet in the Italian language was distributed. After the discussion about the model forest concept, signatures of the people interested to attend future meetings were collected. Stakeholders have shown their interests for the participation in the Model Forest initiative and a first core group of stakeholders was established.