Associated with Balkan Botanic Garden of Kroussia

BigPicnic at the 2nd Amari Green Festival

BigPicnic, had an active and central role to the 2nd Amari Green Festival involving thousands of locals and visitors from Crete, the rest of Greece and the world.

From 21st to 25th July in Amari, Crete, 40 events took place, all free to the public, involving thousands of locals and visitors.

Exhibiting Greek superfoods at the Amari Green FestivalExhibiting Greek superfoods at the Amari Green Festival

BigPicnic, had an active and central role to the festival. The BigPicnic project team designed, organized and implemented a series of highly innovative activities that had a remarkable participation. Co-creation workshops based around the Cretian gastronomy inspired the aromatic plant experts, with truly unique results. These included a new recipe based on taramosalata, dictamοs (Origanum dictamnus), barley crackers and olive oil, and amazing flavoured oil and flavoured sea salt. Well attended science cafés and nature walks introduced the public to local aromatic and medicinal plants, how to recognise them and their responsible use. Furthermore, a result of the collaboration with the Amari Municipality is the permanent aromatic garden that was created. This marks the consolidation of this cooperation and the intention from all sides to grow this garden and working relationship

Creating the aromatic plant garden at the Amari Green FestivalCreating the aromatic plant garden