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Native tree planting project

Native tree planting project

Today we have applied for funding under the Rural Development Programme of Puglia, in order to get co-financing for the creation of ecological infrastructures in one of our plots. The project includes the creation of tree hedges, made up of 257 trees and shrubs belonging to 30 different species.

Cicadas singing in our organic olive groves

Cicadas singing in our organic olive groves

Cicadas are singing in good numbers in our organic olive groves. A land management that is sympathetic to wildlife delivers tangible results. 

Fig extra jam made only with figs picked in our orchards

Fig extra jam made only with figs picked in our orchards

Not just olives and cherries: our mixed orchards also produce a good amount of figs. We are currently picking our ripe organically grown figs, and we process them into an excellent fig extra jam.

Limestone pavement micro biotope at Selvanuova

Limestone pavement micro biotope at Selvanuova

Small-scale habitat features play a key role in supporting biodiversity and ecosystem services. At Selvanuova we preserve and increase these important natural elements.

Exceptional cherry harvest for supreme cherry extra jam

Exceptional cherry harvest for supreme cherry extra jam

Nature gave us a generous cherry harvest, so these days we are picking our cherries. We process them into a delicious cherry extra jam, that we are selling in jars of different sizes.

Il “cambiamento” del modello agricolo europeo delude ambientalisti e mondo del biologico

Il “cambiamento” del modello agricolo europeo delude ambientalisti e mondo del biologico

La proposta di nuovo Regolamento per la Politica Agricola Comune dell’Unione Europea dopo il 2020 presentato oggi dalla Commissione UE delude le aspettative delle Associazioni ambientaliste e dell’agricoltura biologica condivise da centinaia di migliaia di cittadini europei ed italiani. La riforma della PAC sarà una priorità per il nuovo Ministro, Gian Marco Centinaio, a cui le Associazioni della Coalizione #CambiamoAgricoltura chiedono un impegno per un’agricoltura più sostenibile.

Spring in a busy time for nature in our olive groves

Spring in a busy time for nature in our olive groves

Spring has reached its peak in our organic farm, and nature is very busy at recovering from a cold late winter, and making the most before the summer drought.

'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides

'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides

France's bird population is collapsing because pesticides are decimating the insects they feed on. At Selvanuova we are conserving nature in a productive farm, and we would like to set an inspiring model for other farms.

Almond trees in bloom

Almond trees in bloom

These old and almost unproductive almond trees are a key feature of our wildlife-rich olive groves, rewarding us with a marvelous bloom, announcing the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring.

Organic fertilisation with pelleted manure

Organic fertilisation with pelleted manure

Increasing the content of organic matter in the soil and restoring the nutrient balance are cornerstone principles of organic farming. Over the past few days we have been spreading, throughout our 5 hectares of olive groves, 10 tonnes of pelleted manure.