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Permaculture

OUR ORGANIC PATCH: RARITIES FOR QUALITY, FLAVOUR AND HEALTH

Visit our organic garden. Find fruits, vegetables and plenty of herbs thriving on lively soil. We cultivate our own plants, use organic seeds from ancient forgotten times and find pleasure in intense flavours of fruits throwing us back to our childhood. How lovely it is that there are places where four seasons still exist. In spring, there is cress, spring onion, starweed, cherries and rosemary. In summer, tomatoes, zucchini, pepper, eggplant, swiss chard and melons come in all different colours and shapes. And then there are sweet figs, plums and blackberries. Fall is flavoured by pumpkins, grapes and tuscan kale. In winter, we make sure to create some tranquility and let the cosmic impulses act for themselves.

OUR FOOD FOREST – A SPACE OF RELAXATION

Our synergic agricultural garden is a safe haven which invites one to tinker, explore and experiment. Phases of the moon, permaculture, friendships amongst plants, humus retention basins, sting nettle slurry and horsetail to empower the immune system, self grown micro – organisms, straw covered patches shaped in hooves. Additionally stone terraces protect from wind and weather, this is what wild, mediterranean herbs love. With spending your vacation at i pini you support the wide variety of species that we have here. We cultivate forgotten fruit and vegetable rarities to avoid their extinction. These grow on fossil clay soil, where ground covering, compost and crop rotation preserve and increase its fertility. Irrigation is always done with the right moon phase, that saves resources and strengthens the immunity of the plants. Accordingly we gather rain water in a big tank to release them one drop at a time. Our colourful garden is full of intercropping and insects and to work there is usually a lot of fun.

THE IDEA OF COMMUNITY

When you take a handful of soil from our patch, you will hold the world in your hands. As vegan organic farmers hatred does not exist in our garden, animals and plants are friends. And not because it sounds romantic. Each microbe has its place. For us there are no weeds, just wild herbs. We learn daily from nature while observing it. Thinking in contexts and correlation. This brings hope.

VEGAN BEE KEEPING

How does this work? It is simple. Of course. The bee families found Agrivilla i pini in June 2016. And we have hosted them ever since. We give them a home. Since bees are dying; pesticides and monocultures have been the reason in the past years. Honey belongs to the bees. This is how it should be. On 14 hectares of land, we have created hotels for insects and shelter for bees, bats and butterflies, since all of them are very important for our environment and ultimately for us human beings.