At the heart of everything there is rice. And it is around this product that we have designed and built our company. That is why, of the 130 hectares of land, 100 are still grouped around the buildings and irrigated with a single canal. Between the 50’s and the 70’s, a canal system was built, enabling the circulation of water across the farmland without having to resort to leaching, which would bring a diminished water supply to the last field irrigated.
A further advantage of this improved cultivation technique derives from the fact that weeds do not develop in underground canals. Therefore, the use of chemicals (which pollute irrigation water) is not necessary.
Thanks to this hydraulic arrangement and to an environment-friendly approach, an ecosystem was created which is very hospitable to nesting species typical of our climate. As a result, Grey Herons (at risk of extinction in the 80’s, and the symbol and title of the official magazine of the WWF) have returned in large families and it is very easy to see them flying and resting close to our rice fields.
This is also due to the nearby wood, the Bosco pleniziale della Partecipanza di Trino, which hosts the largest heronry in Europe. It can hold more than 3,500 heron nests of various species. This is why we like to think of it as the “nest” of gliAironi.
The attention we reserve to environmental issues is also enhanced by the soft processing of the grains, which retain part of the proteins and vitamins A D E K on the surface. This is impossible with industrial processing methods, which cannot guarantee the prevention of chemicals accumulating on the shells.