It is now a fact that agriculture has a huge responsibility in terms of preserving the environment and consequently on our health and the quality of the food we eat.
We started from here when we immediately decided to certify the company organic. Not a fashion as many may think, but an extra certainty for those who turn to us, the certainty not only of compliance with the rules that lead you to certification but above all of respect for natural life cycles. And this respect translates into minimal intervention on our part, because we want to preserve the characteristics of the land where we cultivate and safeguard its biodiversity.
It is no coincidence that ours is a "messy" garden. In the midst of our vegetables, as in the orchard or in the middle of the vineyard, you will find many spontaneous plant species, those that are commonly called "weeds" but which are actually very important indicators of the health of a field. And most of them are very good to eat, they can be cooked in many ways.
The truth, however, is that what we do ranges from organic, to biodynamic, to natural and regenerative agriculture.
Yes, because, simply, the land is the most important thing, its fertility. this is our starting point: to allow as much life as possible in the ground. And if the soil is healthy and healthy, even what we cultivate will be fine and will not need special care or be treated with products that are not part of our way of thinking about agriculture.
The only fertilizers we allow ourselves to use are manure and compost. And then the earthworms are happier and will work better. Indeed, they are our best friends, because they feed on decaying organic matter and leave the non plus ultra of fertilizers on the earth: humus. Much more than a fertilizer, earthworm humus improves the characteristics of the soil and provides incomparable nutrients to plants.
Maintaining the ecosystem is very important, we must not break the balances that make it up. Insects, wild herbs and vegetables must coexist. Taking advantage of the proximity of friendly and naturally pesticide plants allows us to ward off harmful insects and at the same time improve the quality of what we grow. And if needed, we always have nettle and horsetail available, with which to make a macerate and a decoction respectively, which we use as more than natural pesticides and fungicides.
You can understand for yourself that all this takes a long time, because it is obvious that in a different way it is produced more and more quickly. But haste, as always, is a bad adviser, and slowly, with a lot of patience, our garden has increased in area and cultivated varieties.
And it colors more and more.