Who we are

The five of us are members of a Social Co-operative Enterprise of Collective and Social Benefit, based in the Municipality of Thermi, Thessaloniki. Our need to create a favorable work environment that facilitates participation in productive activities by disseminating practices of democracy, equality, solidarity, cooperation, and respect for people and the environment has brought us together as a team.

Our aim is to pursue collective benefits and to serve general social interests, to combat local unemployment, to promote folklore and cultural traditions in collaboration with local actors as well as traditional local products, to highlight natural landscapes and historical sites, enhancing self-sufficiency and upgrading the daily lives of citizens.

At the beginning of 2015 we planted our first herbs in the semi-mountainous Peristera, in the Municipality of Thermi, Thessaloniki. In our herbal garden we grow organic oregano, thyme, mint, saturated, rosemary, sage and mountain tea.

We soon set up our own workshop in Thermi, Thessaloniki, with the aim of producing high quality products with our own traditional growing materials. We prepare and recommend three different herbal blends, two chutneys - with green tomato and pumpkin -, sweet and sour cucumber pickle and ginger, uncooked cereal bars, wax and balm.

Productive Objectives

The creation of high quality specialty raw materials of our own traditional cultivation. What we do not manage to cultivate on our own is obtained either from local growers using eco-friendly methods or from bio-certified sources.

Social Objectives

The highlight of the historical monuments and the tradition of the area
In collaboration with local clubs we offer volunteer guided sightseeing tours of the area (see Dove website)

We have created and managed the Peristera website at www.peristera.gr

We created and printed with the support of the Municipality of Thermi leaflets for visitors.

The highlight of the natural beauty of the area
We signposted graphic trails and organized walks upon request (see Dove's website for details and more photos).

The organization of self-sufficiency training seminars
In collaboration with PELITI (our members are cultivators of traditional varieties of PELITI) we participate in educational activities that include creating bedding in local schools.

We also organize seminars to get acquainted with aromatic plants and herbs by visiting our herb garden, soap making, as well as constructions such as solar dryer, cob heater, dry toilet, etc.

Communication
SOCIAL COOPERATIVE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
WHOLESALE TRADE OF MIXED CONSUMPTIONS AND DRINKS
HEROES POLYTECHNIC 4B THERMI PC 57001
ID: 997350176 DOU: Z 'THESSALONIKIS
AGEMKO : 00006780390

Phone: 2313089399