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 regularly pleasure in intense flavours of fruits throwing us back to our childhood. How lovely that there are places where still four seasons 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 agriculture is a safe haven which invites to tinker, explore and experiment. Phases of the moon, permaculture, friendships amongst plants, hummus retention basin, 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 variety of species. We cultivate forgotten fruit and vegetable rarities to avoid their distinction. These grow on fossile 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 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 her. Thinking in contexts and correlation. This brings hope.
VEGAN BEE KEEPING
How does this work? It is simple. Of course. The bee families have found the Agrivilla i pini in June 2016. And we host 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 hectare of land we have created hotels for insects and shelter for bees, bats and butterflies, since all of them are very important for us human beings.
We’d love to invite you on a tour while telling you more about our organic agriculture in San Gimignano. Our wines and other i pini produce exist to be tasted. Under the Tuscan sun, amongst friends.
Euro 70,00 per person
Every Friday from 3.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Max. Participants 10
Min. Participants 4