“Szentábrahámi” Herb Garden is the first bio-certified herb and spice garden in Transylvania, where more than 60 varieties of medicinal plants are grown based on traditional organic methods. All these varieties are processed manually in a craft workshop, mixed on the basis of traditional recipes, and marketed as loose tea and spices. The whole series of activities are run by Emese Csiki, founder and owner of this small family business, which employs unemployed local villagers, preserves built cultural heritage and educates curious tourists and responsible consumers about healthy lifestyle, about how organic farming helps biodiversity regenerate itself and about how to use local resources to support local economy.

The founder:
Csíki Emese - licensed traditional small-scale producer, trained in the field of organic farming, with high degree in economics and community development, having significant experience in the field of human rights and passionate about nature. She lives together with her family in a 300 year old Transylvanian mansion, which she “saved” by renovating it and cultivates one hectare of land in the middle of nature.

Products/services: handmade organic loose teas, condiments, herbal salt and wellness products.

Target customers: responsible consumers who respect and value nature, who take responsibility for their health, who value quality organic products

Social /environmental/economic impact:
- social impact: creating local jobs, educating consumers about healthier lifestyle
- environmental impact: elimination of waste, protection of ecosystem, less pollution, better soil
- economic impact: support local economy


Location: Romania, Szentábrahám

Founded: 2012

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