The free flow and availability of information is one of Buğday's main goals.
From hand-written leaflets to magazine
Buğday sowed the first seeds of its ecological living communication network in 1994 with 300 photocopies of a hand-wirtten leaflet. With the increase in interest in all areas of ecological living from organic farming at the Buğday Restaurant to ecological architecture, healthy eating and personal development, the leaflet transformed first in to a more professionally designed newsletter in 1998, and then into magazine format in 1999.
With 10,000 printed each year since 2003 the Bugday Ecology Diary reminds its users about the lunar calendar, the storms and snowfalls of the ancient calendar, and life cycles from the migration of the storks to the sowing season.
Bugday Portal (www.bugday.org): Giving information on the Buğday Association's projects and work as well as surveys on current ecological issues and research The Buğday Ecological Living Portal opened its doors in 2004.
Buğday Electronic Newsletter: Sent to over 8000 people every week since 2004 the Buğday E-Newsletter contains news of current developments in all rareas of ecoogical living, meetings, events and scientific discoveries.
Consumer Information Booklet on GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms): In collaboration with the NO to GMOs Platfrom Buğday published an information booklet on transgenic food products.
The Müheyya Izer Collection and Ecological Living Library: Yoga teacher and nutrition expert Müheyya Izer donated her library of 2,600 books before ehr death. This library is now part of the Buğday Ecological Living Library which began its life in 2004.
Some other seeds sown by Buğday
Buğday realised two pilot projects employing ecologically friendly architecture. In 2001 and 2002 Buğday organised courses in ecological living bearing the name Healthy Living Days
The student group formed in 2002 at 19th May University Faculty of Agriculture with the collaboration of Bafra College teachers and Buğday was the first student group to be working on ecological living in Turkey.
The wide range of Buğday's efforts to increase awareness of ecological products have included wedding sweets and cocktail canapes made from these.
The "children's day", which began in the days of Buğday restaurant transformed into Ecology Workshops aimed at children which were run three times in 2004 in collaboration with the Experimental Science Centre.
There was a surprise for readers of the 10th anniversary publication of Buğday Magazine: the first ecologically certificated seeds of Turkey were given as a present with the magazine.