Trnovsko-Banjška plain (plain BiT) is a beautiful world, captured between Idrijsko-Cerkljansko hills and the Vipava valley, rich with natural beauties. In this hidden part of Slovenia, you can smell trees, freshness, grass, herbs, horses, cows and sea wherever you turn. On the Plains among this undisturbed nature, at times wild and untamed, among forests, hills, pastures and clearings, you can rediscover the primal nature of the surroundings and within.
This is where BiTko lives, a gremlin seen by gig and small children, from whose ears green branches grow. He loves nature, authenticity and herbs. He takes care of the world of green secrets at the herbal center Grgarske ravne, where he can take you back in time or into the future of herbalism on the Plains. However, sometimes, he does not have enough time, so we have to help him a bit, as the work never stops. In the spring, we will turn over herbal gardens and plant new herbs. In the summer and autumn, we will help him pick the herbs, store them and dry them. If possible, we will also prepare herbal salt and some other unique products, sign them and prepare them for sale. All this will be possible with the help of handicapped people from the inter-municipal association for the blind and visually impaired from Nova Gorica and perhaps mothers and children from the mother’s home in Solkan of the institution Zavod Karitas Samarijan.
For them, a day in the nature will also be a nice gift, also because it will include a walk through village Dragovica, where we can see plenty of rabbits, goats and other farm animals and we can take time to play a few games along the way. The knowledge about herbs and the tasty fresh herbal food and drinks we will prepare will be a wonderful gift for us all. A part of the earnings will be given for preservation of and purchase of plants, seeds and equipment for the herbal centre, while the earnings from the products that we will manage to prepare and later sell will be given for the programs of the society for the handicapped and programs of support for mothers and children who will spend the day with us.
Impact tourism thus enables us to co-create a better and more beautiful world in a pleasant way.
Necessary equipment: appropriate shoes and clothing.