These actions of reassessment of the landscape protect our biological cereals from wind, the soil from the hydric and eolic erosion, promote the settlement and colonization of many useful insects and supply nourishment to the wildlife.
Year after year, we created rows on the sides of our fields choosing indigenous species, including those which produce fruits and berries.
We put to adobe wild fruit trees – apple trees, pear trees, plum trees, cherry trees, apricot trees, sour cherry trees, walnut-trees, hazelnut-trees – in more than 7 km of edgings. These grow in a completely natural way and the fruits are not gathered so that they can serve as nourishment to the wildlife and the migrant birds. Leaves and fallen brunches enrich the soil with organic substances and give shelter to little mammals, reptiles, insects.
Moreover, we created hedges with trees and honey bushes – linden, privet, hawthorn – to contribute to the safeguard of pollinating insects, in particular of our friends, the bees, which every year delight us with their biological honey.
The restoration of the habitat is one of the starting points of our idea of agriculture.
In areas subject to intensive cultivations, the absence of hedges, trees and canals between the cultivated fields, deprives natural spaces and habitat to plants, insects anphibians, fish, birds and little mammals. On the contrary, planting trees allows us to vary the landscape, increase biodiversity and at the same time produce wood.