Green Team Bulgaria
The Green Team Bulgaria is a volunteer formation, that has started its environmental activities and events in 2009. The main project, called “1 million” aims at the planting of 1 million trees by volunteers without any financial support. Another significant project of the Green Team Bulgaria in partnership with Peliti, Greece is organizing the Seed Exchange Festival every year in spring and the establishment of Independent Seed Bank for traditional varieties in Bulgaria. The first Seed Exchange Festival was organized in 2012 near the capital of Sofia. The Green Team Bulgaria has its own experimental vegetable garden that produces one part of the seeds for the Seed Exchange festival and the Seed Bank. A very important part of the plants is the herbs, which have a rich tradition in Bulgaria. During the festival, a number of lectures and workshops on the cultivation and the use of herbs as remedies are taking place. Every year the Green Team Bulgaria honor the herbs on a special day, called Enyovden, collecting herbs in the fields, keeping this very old tradition alive.