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Herbal activity with EVS volunteers

Hello dear reader !

One week ago, GAIA team moved to the ski resort of Brezovica in order to organize the second edition of BREfest ! We are 10 people working daily to organize activities & to welcome different groups of volunteers.

Five days ago, 11 EVS volunteers have landed in that foggy atmosphere : I have to precise that the weather is horrible, & when the meteo predicts “a cloudy day” down in Strpce, it means that up in the mountain, we litterally have the head in the clouds.

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Cesare, also bored by that misty(c) weather

On Monday 23rd, the weather became milder, so we jumped at the chance to organize an activity with the EVS volunteers in Durlov Potok : divided in 4 groups, they had half an hour to collect 10 different plants : flowers, needles, aromatic plants ; the most interesting one, the one they were curious about, also the one they already recognized. Durlov Potok is rich in different habitats : the stream to the left, the stones on the path, the forest to the right & the big meadow at the end of the walk. The volunteers had a very wide choice.

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Ljubov & Stefan exploring the forest

At the end of the day and the next morning, they made some researches to identify the collected plants, & I explained to them how to make an herbarium.

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Milica & I, on a very agressive picture, preparing the herbarium

To finish, you can find here a glossary of the plants, divided in four categories : properties, specificities of some plants, symptoms & uses. Based on my own researches, the list is far away from being exhaustive. I will complete it according to my investigations, but you are also more than welcome to make proposals.

See you !

 

 

 

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