Soil is key to everything. Only healthy and fertile soil can provide us with clean, quality food.
What kind of agriculture can regenerate our soil? Deborah and Gabriele of Podere Bianchi Galli in Marena, near Parma, started their farm in the Apennines four years ago. They raise Cornigliese Sheep (Slow Food Presidium) as well as Ciuta sheep, pasture-raised hens and donkeys. They consider these allies in their work, and know how to rotate them on the pastures effectively: first the sheep, then the donkeys, and then the hens. This allows their soil to remain fertile, rich and productive.
They have horticultural gardens too, and continue to practice their previous profession: training dogs, a job that’s as important as ever in this area in order to live alongside the wolves that have repopulated these mountains. It’s not a conventional farm, by any means, but an example of permaculture.
In this Food Talk they tell us what it means to farm in this way, preserving the fertility of the land and producing high-quality meat in a beautiful environment. The soil is key to everything, and animals are powerful allies.
The Food Talks are a new and freely accessible format of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: ten minutes for our guests to explore their thoughts on the world we live in, and the future we want for it!
Event languages: IT, EN