Julie Zafeiratou created the cultural center “Ancient House – Hippocrates Garden” with the European Union co-financing program Leader + on 2008.

There she created projects for the children based on Ancient Greek philosophy and the history of the Great father of medicine, “Hippocrates”.

From 2009 to 2020 she created a program of replanting the area around the center, planting with the children more than 2.000 trees and recycled at the initiative of the garden tones of materials.

In 2010 created the film “Gaia” which was shown in international film festivals.

The environmental projects of the garden travelled to Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica,  Argentina, Patagonia, Peru, Chile and the Amazon Jungle.
There she came into contact with locals and people from around the world that are struggling to keep this planet alive for our childrens’ future.

The center in the year 2019 became member of Unesco Pireaus and islands

Julie hosts in Hippocrates Garden groups of pupils and students from all around the World, as well as faculty led student groups from various American universities such as the University of California San Diego (Global Seminar: Drugs, Behavior, and the History of Neuroscience in Greece), the University of Cincinnati (Healing in Antiquity) and many more. Julie also offers a variety of workshops related to healthy and sustainable living where participants get to know more about the herbs and vegetables that the Greek land abundantly offers and which she grows in the garden.
Julie has also collaborated with the National Botanical Garden of Tsolula city in Mexico and has created a “garden of Hippocrates” within the national park of the city.
The visitors of the garden get the chance to explore and learn more about the ancient Greek philosophy of Medicine, based on the universal values and the teaching of our Greek ancestors.