I would love to present you Slovenia through the eyes of nature
– the one that tells stories about people, history, our culture –
on the most loving way.
Contact me simply by writing me an email or calling me on +386 31 816 793
With me your visit can be wild and connecting – to human and nature.
About my foraging walks and trips
What do other say?
“Katja gave us a wonderful time in Tivoli park in Ljubljana. She has extensive knowledge of the different edible and medicinal plants in the local environment as well as how to prepare them.
We met in Tivoli park and were given a 2-hour walk around the forest in Tivoli, learning about edible plants on the way. This was a thoroughly enjoyable time thanks to Katja’s wonderful company and explanations. Afterwards, we had a camping-style cooked lunch with delicious food and some things that Katja brought from home that she had made with local ingredients.
Overall, if any outdoor enthusiasts are interested in learning about local flora, foraging, or want to meet a knowledgable and kind person, we can highly recommend a day out with Katja.”
Camilla and Liam
“Katja was open to sharing her time and knowledge with me after expressing my curiosity about foraging in Slovenia. She invited me to a workshop at Lake Cerknica (Cerkniško jezero), a collaboration with Lillie, a woman who has lived there her whole life, farms, and creates snacks for the parks using wild ingredients from the region. We swam in the lake for a refereshing start to the afternoon. Once the other participants arrived, we explored some fields near the intermittent lake, identifying horseradish, lion’s tooth, sweet meadow along with other flowers and greens. Afterward, Katja and Lillie demonstrated techniques for preserving the foraged greens and flowers and prepared a multitude of tasty treats from sweet to savory for all the participants to try and take as inspiration. It was a admirable day in the Karst region of Slovenia, learning from local knowledge of the area with other interested naturalists.
Kindly, Katja had time to spend another day with me near lake Bled, enjoying some sun and an unexpected abundance of chicken of the woods in a tree overlooking the lake. After a walk and some Lake Bled Cream Cake, we gathered wildflowers near the Sava River to share with a local Michelin star chef, Uroš Štefelin, in Radovljica. I learned a lot from two beautiful spring days out in the field with Katja.
Katja is calm and knowledgeable and has a great approach to teaching and sharing her knowledge both in the culinary world and with curious locals and naturalists like myself. I would highly recommend any opportunity to learn with her and share in the spirit of Slovenia.”