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26-27/3: ZOH GIORTH A two day festival on homesteading and self-sufficiency


The video is a production on social economy of the team behind the documentary Ηeterotopies. For more information on previous ZOH GIORTI festivals here.

ZOH GIORTH: A two day festival on homesteading and self-sufficiency

During the weekend of 26-27th of March, Nea Guinea organizes the festival ZOH GIORTH (life as a celebration), with the goals of:

promoting the ideas and practices of a sustainable way of life based on solidarity and cooperation.

supporting the creation of solidarity economy infrastructures, through which the relationship between producer and consumer is redefined on the basis of trust and transparency.

informing and promoting debates on current social and environmental issues.

promoting the exchange of knowledge and practical skills relating to basic needs for a greater degree of self-sufficiency in our daily life.

The festival includes an exhibition and market of organic products, presentations, informative events and practical workshops, through which producers and processors will share with the participants their knowledge and skills. At the same time, the festival will be surrounded with musical and theatrical performances and activities for children.

In order to get to know each other through our initiatives, to share all that we love and move forwards!

Location: Technopolis City of Athens, “Michanourgio” building, 100 Pireos str.

For more info: and

Entrance is free to the festival and during the workshops there will be a donation box for the refugee solidarity groups working in Lesvos.

The program of the workshops and events of the festival:

(all workshops will be in presented in Greek apart from one)

Saturday 26/03

Space 1

13:30-14:30 The therapeutic properties of herbs, from Leuki Taigetou (ΛΕΥΚΗ-Ταυγετου-1377733455818290)

15:30-16:30 Organic cultivation and processing of tobacco, from the professional tobacco processing workshop of Kalathas (

17:30-18:30 Food processing, from the social enterprise Melantho (

19:30-20:30 Soap making workshop, from Myrro (

Space 2

13:30-14:30 The chocolate of the Mediterranean – The nutritional value of carob and the preparation of carob chocolate! from Emanouela Koutantou

15:30-16:30 Sawing workshop, from Naga creations (

17:30-18:30 Mushroom cultivation at home by imitating nature, from the Mushroom Circle ( – this workshop will be in English

19:30-20:30 Natural wine making, from Helession (

Space 3

14:00-15:30 Social economy and social cooperative enterprises, from the coordination of KOINSEP

16:30-18:00 Presentation of the global self-organized cooperative of Faircoop and of the Faircoin currency, from the team of Faircoop Greece (

19:00-20:00 Circus act from Cirko Cachivache (

21:00 Live music with the Dirty Athens Brass Band (

Children’s workshops

15:00-16:00 Puppet workshop, from Nefeli Mponanou

17:00-18:00 ‘The felt of Spring and other creative stories’, from Eleni Psaltaki – ΗeART Handmade,
Sunday 27/03

Space 1

13:30-14:30 Making natural deodorant, from the social enterprise Anthea (

15:30-16:30 Greek essential oils and floral water: properites and uses, from Valsamo (Βάλσαμο-651710848306972)

17:30-18:30 Taking care of vegetable gardens and plant protection, from Apostolos Selinas – Chlorophili Farm

19:30-20:30 Designing social welfare using permaculture principles, from Tina Lymberis (

Space 2

13:30-14:30 Multiplying and cultivating herbs with organic practices, from Botanokipos (

15:30-16:30 Locally manufactured small wind turbines, from Nea Guinea (

17:30-18:30 Giving birth in the way of nature: a presentation on natural birth, from Elnta Lati, (

19:30-20:30 Collection and preservation of seeds, from the Pelliti seed exchange network (

Space 3

14:00-15:30 Food production in the urban and peri-urban environment, from Nea Guinea (

16:30-18:00 The value of local seed varieties, from Vaso Kanelopoulou of the Pelliti seed exchange network (

18:30-19:00 Puppet show “Violeta”, from Eirini Lalou

19:30-20:00 Puppet show “Giovan”, from the Bufos Puppet Theater (

21:00 Live music from Mucha Trela (

Children’s workshops

15:00-16:00 A vegetable garden from wool and felt, from the Ifadobleximata team (

17:00-18:00 Gardening workshop: acquaintance with traditional varieties of seeds, from the Avli team (