horticulture

A Green Human Chain

People’s interaction with a green environment could be a real help in managing a mental illness.   An increasing amount of research attests to the unique values of horticulture as a therapeutic modality for people with physical, mental, emotional and social disabilities as well as addictions.  In the case of Thessaloniki Psychiatric Hospital in Stavroupoli, this […]

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Discovering the precious art of wood: interview with Yannis Tomis.

I’m visited Μονάδα Πρασίνου ΨΝΘ and I had the chance to interview Yannis Tomis. I understood what inspired him to carve wooden sculptures, his journey in the creative process and how art has become a healing tool for him. Look here the full interview! Video Credit: Vasiliki Arkoumani

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Green Your Mind: Health for us and for the Earth

An innovative volunteering project about mental health A new project started on the 3rd of June in Thessaloniki, founded by the European Solidarity Corps. “GYM: Health for us and for the Earth” is organized by the United Societies of Balkans, in association with the Psychiatric Hospital of Stavroupoli and the Open Therapeutic Community of Argo. […]

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Thessaloniki’s Museums Guide

Thessaloniki may not be the city that instantly wins you over, but don’t be fooled by first impressions. The Northern Greece city is rich in culture and history. Proof of that is the various monuments reflecting the Byzantine and Ottoman past of the city and, of course, its many museums. Home to over 30 museums, […]

Return to the home we had never known- Exhibition

In the year 1946, the civil war broke out in Greece, during which, more than 300 000 people had to escape into the socialist countries of the so-called “eastern block”.12 000 sought refuge in the Czechoslovakia. Most of them were placed in the towns and villages in the north-eastern part of the country. There were […]

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Rue-elles

Hey, I am Lena, and this article collaborates with my sending organisation from France, Intercultura.  The project’s name is a play on words with “ruelle”, which means “little street”.  “Rue” means “streets“, and “elles” is the subject pronoun for “she” in the plural. To understand better, I invite you to read on : “RUE-ELLES is a project that […]

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Exarcheia: The Anarchist Neighborhood in the Heart of Athens

Walking through the streets of Athens, when you look up, you will see the ancient city where western philosophical thought was born. When you look in the other direction, you will discover a multicultural and mysterious neighbourhood with endless graffiti on its walls. Exarcheia… It’s a neighbourhood of artistic and political resistance located in the […]

Mother Earth Day 2022 in Thessaloniki – Cleaning Activity in “Axios Delta”

On 22 April, people unite to celebrate International Mother Earth Day. It is a common celebration for humans, other living species and the planet we live on together. The day is to focus on creating a cleaner world.  For Mother Earth Day, our volunteers organized the cleaning activity at “Axios Delta” in Kalochori. Last weekend […]