Friar Cyprian: birth name František Ignác Jäschke (* July 28, 1724 Polkowice, Silesia, † 1775, Red Monastery) of the Camaldolese order inspired another upcoming activity: production based on medicinal herbs. Monk Cyprian was known as a generally educated traveller, folk healer, a collector, or even an engineer who excelled in medicine, pharmacy, alchemy, and botany. Thanks to all these gifts of his, he was sought after in the Red Monastery by people from far and wide. He sold them drugs and for the money earned, he set up a pharmacy development fund in the Red Monastery.
Original state - former kitchen in the school in nature.
Our demolition works started right here in May 2019. Future “kitchen” will serve for preparation of different “meals”
Demolition of the ceiling
Instead of starting from the bottom, we chose the ceiling…and continued with air-conditioning, and waste removal.
Removal of tiling.
In the autumn, after the summer season, we carried on by removing the tiles from the walls.
In July 2020, we cleaned the entire area of the 1st floor, premises E and now, a company that won the tender, can come and start the renovation.
ADJUSTMENT OF HERBAL GARDENS.
Spring has finally arrived in the Red Monastery, so we were able to begin the planned modification and expansion of herb gardens within the ruins of the monk’s houses. The new soil, specially prepared and prepared for herbs, will expand the area under cultivation by several ares.