We co-operate with • micro farmers• agricultural unions• educational & social institutions
We teach our partners organic farming and sustainable agricultural systems, help them throughout all stages of cultivation and harvesting in association with the Agricultural University of Athens, and support them financially through purchasing their produce to be used in our formulations. We support solely organic farming through contractual agreements. We train and advise where necessary.
Working with instead of competing against
The choice not to cultivate ourselves the herbs that we need, is a conscious one. Our aim is not to compete, but to support the farmers and their unions, as well as the community bodies.
CHIOS MASTIHA GROWERS ASSOCIATION MASTIHAA co-operation with the Chios Mastic Growers Association, which comprises of 4,500 families that reside on the island and cultivate this unique, indigenous product that plays a significantly active role in the economy of the island.KROKOS KOZANIS CO-OPERATIVE KROKOS (SAFFRON)A co-operation developed to support over 1,500 families in 20 villages around the area of Kozani. These families grow and collect what is considered to be one of the best organic saffron varieties worldwide. Over 150,000 flowers are collected by hand to produce just over two pounds of saffron. AGRINIO AGRICULTURAL CO-OPERATIVE OF AROMATIC HERBS CALENDULA & ACHILLEAThis co-operative has been formed by a group of local farmers who previously grew tobacco - once Greece’s most popular produce - yet due to the declining demand for the plant, were forced to abandon its farming. In search for an alternative source of income that could stimulate financially the region, these farmers have created an essential oil production unit and have started cultivating aromatic plants. ORGANIC CHESTNUT TREE FARMERS, ARCADIA CHESTNUTSA co-operation with organic chestnut tree farmers, in the area of Achramites in Arcadia. After the devastating forest fires of 2007, growing chestnut trees is one of the very few agricultural activities that have survived in the area.DROGI CO-OPERATIVE OF AROMATIC HERBS