“I was just a little boy. My maternal grandparents Giovina and Attilio used to take me to the countryside that they had left years before to live in the city. I still recall when my grandmother used to prepare a fresh egg for me to eat or the time my grandfather gently placed a fuzzy chick in my hand and the time he let me sit upon his tractor while I imagined we were making our way through the fields on it! These memories also bring to mind my paternal grandfather Francesco: he loved to find refuge in the vineyards, the place that most offered him peace and inner well-being.
Today, just as in the past, the countryside has become a safe haven where I come to find genuine affection, solid values, and serenity.
Since 2003, thanks to the support of my family, the countryside has become much more than mere childhood memories; it has become a part of my livelihood which I practice today alongside my wife Michela.”
*(Istituto Mediterraneo di Certificazione – Mediterranean Certificate Institute)
-Crop rotation and nutrient cycling which allows the soil to “rest” and regenerate its nutrient content ;
-Natural fertilization by means of animals grazing directly on the soil. The manure produced by the animals guarantees a natural herbicide and method of fertilization without resorting to harmful chemicals.
The production cycle is broken down as follows: during the first year of production wheat, barley, spelt and alfalfa are sown while the following year the land must necessarily be cultivated for vegetable crops. For the third and fourth year of production, the choice of vegetation falls upon plants such as sunflowers which have shoots that may be placed underground once the seeds have been picked: in so doing, when these shoots begin to decompose they release precious nutrients into the soil.