About the association
Zeleno Zlato is a project of the Society for Social Ecology.
The idea is very simple: the least developed parts of the
Croatia are in most cases the least polluted. That especially
relates in the war-affected rural areas, which were environmentally
clean before the war.
After the war, minefields and disappearance of economic
activity, these areas reached almost unprecedented level of
biodiversity. Therefore, those are the healthiest habitats for wild
plants that have always been used as food and medicine.
At the same time, the population living in these territories is
particularly in difficult social position.
For local families involved in the project, collecting wild
herbs represents a significant additional source of funds because
we provide purchase price an average of 5 times larger than the
From freshly picked, wild, herbs products are herbal blend
Project Zeleno zlato is co-financed by:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Open Society Foundation
Saša Balen Andrić, president
Martina Mladenović, secretary