Abbandonare le logiche dell'agricoltura convenzionale, volte a massimizzare il profitto a discapito della qualità del prodotto e dell’ambiente; smettere di spingere le piante a produrre il massimo, per poi utilizzare prodotti volti a tamponare gli effetti negativi dati dalla forzatura delle coltivazioni, è stata la svolta che mi ha cambiato la vita. Veder tornare insetti, uccelli ed erbe quasi scomparsi in risaia, è stato il nostro grande successo.
A family, a firm, a different idea to conceive agriculture:
Roberto, who works in the fields and monitors the entire production chain, Ilena appointed for communication and direct sale, Cloe, which is the real engine of our radical change and Noah, the youngest member of the family, who brought us the curiosity and excitement typical of childhood.
This land and this farmstead are our home, our work and our project, which we led against the opinion of many and with the support of few, facing many obstacles, but motivated by the certainty of being on the right path. Taking all the risks typical of every revolution, we have completely converted our firm into biological agriculture, choosing a natural method which doesn’t involve the use of substances, not even those allowed by the biological specifications, entirely based on the synergy between nature and cultivation.
We succeeded facing together all the failures and the fears, making mistakes and trying again, listening to the critics as well as to the words of support, looking together in the same direction: that of a natural agriculture, respectful of man and environment. We fought against old customs, ignorance and greed; for the environment, for an eco-sustainable agriculture, for our and our children’s future.
We chose to live among the rice fields, far from the city, in the nineteen-century farmstead of our grandparents, which we restored following the standards of bio-housing, using soil, straw and wood. Being in contact with the nature makes us feel in peace; moreover, we believe that a different way of life is actually possible. We live and work in a synergic relationship with the environment and its equilibrium, limiting atmospheric and water pollution, preserving biodiversity.
In 2018 we received the price Legambiente Cambiamo Agricoltura “for our dedication to the safety of biodiversity and for the good agricultural practices we put in place, which testify how the change of the agricultural model in terms of sustainability is effectively possible”.