Semi Biologici

Durante l’estate 2018 abbiamo coltivato con successo il 100% dei nostri prodotti vegetali da semi biologici. Siamo consapevoli delle problematiche causate dagli OGM (Organismi Geneticamente Modificati) e preferiremmo evitare che le piante germinassero in vivai di fabbrica in modo non naturale. Abbiamo bisogno che le nostre piante siano resistenti per crescere in un aspro ambiente di montagna, quindi meglio acclimatarsi il prima possibile!

Organic seeds

Summer 2018 we successfully grew 100% of our vegetable produce from organic seed. We are aware of the disturbances being caused by GM and would rather avoid plants germinated in unnatural clinical factory style nurseries. We need our plants to be hardy for the harsher mountain environment so best they acclimatize as soon as possible!

Our current supplier is Premier Seeds Direct

Raccolta dell'acqua piovana

Per molti, l'agricoltura di collina potrebbe sembrare difficile. Noi l' usiamo a nostro vantaggio ! Non esiste il rischio di annegare le nostre coltivazioni, poichè la pendenza è perfetta per la raccolta dell'acqua piovana e l'irrigazione per gravità. Evitiamo di nutrire le nostre piante con cloro, fluoruro e altri additivi che si trovano nella rete idrica. Crediamo che l'acqua sia una risorsa limitata, siamo fortunati ad averla ma dobbiamo risparmiarla ogni volta che è possibile.

Ted talk on RWH

Rain Water Harvesting

For many farming on a hillside might seem challenging to some. We are using it to our advantage! Never a chance of flooding our crops and a ready made slope for rain water harvesting and gravity powered irrigation. So we avoid feeding our plants with chlorine, fluoride and other additives in the mains water supply. We believe that water is a finite resource, we are lucky to have it and need to conserve it whenever possible.

Ted talk on RWH


Hugelculture

Coltiviamo le nostre verdure usando alcune idee di Holzers. Vogliamo i limoni.

We are growing our vegetables using some of Holzers ideas. We want lemons.

https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/many-benefits-hugelkultur



https://cheapskategarden.wordpress.com/tag/hugelkultur/



Ricupero di materiali per la costruzione

Abbiamo ricevuto donazioni da parte di aziende locali di pallet e altre cose che potrebbe essere utile in azienda. Vogliamo massimizzare le risorse e la loro utilità, non vogliamo essere parte della "cultura del buttar via" che domina oggi. Vogliamo dimostrare che la coltivazione e il giardinaggio sono accessibili a tutti.

Recycling materials for construction

We have received donations from local businesses of pallets and just about anything we feel can be useful on the farm. We want to maximise resources and their usefulness, we do not want to be part of the 'throwaway culture' that presides today and want to show that gardening is accessible for all.

Drip irrigation

Water is the main challenge at Boccatorta. We are constantly looking for ways we can use it effectively and efficiently. Locals have told us of the summer droughts occuring in the last several years. It may be the case that we begin harvesting the mountain dew!

We are making our own Ollas to bury in the Hugelbeds.

Natural and organic plant protection and fertility

Our first year was a real learning process. We have experienced a wide variety of insect and fungi enjoying the new vegetables. We hope that by having better knowledge and using hints and tips given to us by locals that we will reduce crop loss. Spring 2019 our team of free roaming chickens will get to work on the bugs and this years crop of chillies will go into our natural homemade pesticide spray. We will be using copper based spraying to reduce fungal infections and others that are have bio certification. We have been fertilising using manure sourced from local bio farmers and will have now started composting our own garden waste. 

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