What is it about?
My name is Giovanni and I would like to create a farm in my land in the Piana delle Rose in Puglia - Italy.
A place for the teaching of girls and children (elementary, middle and high school); creating new jobs; rediscover and protect ancient crops; find new ways to cultivate in an eco-sustainable way (Green Economy); create a rural experience for tourists; support the food excellence producers of the territory; show the culinary culture of Puglia; create a place of aggregation around the farm; enhance the territory of the Daunia Mountains.
- With your help I will be able to arrange the almost 2 hectares of land in the Piana delle Rose, in Rocchetta Sant'Antonio in the province of Foggia, and then build an area where young students can cultivate, learn and harvest land and help their school by selling their harvest in school markets.
- With your help, I'd like to create new jobs. Those who want will be able to learn or resume the noble profession of the farmer, cultivate and sell the harvest to local farms and, perhaps, recover abandoned land; but also enhance the hundreds of companies in puglia that offer agri-food and food excellence
- With your help I would like to welcome students from agricultural institutes and university researchers to look together for new "Green Economy" solutions
- With your help I would like to recover the Peasant Culture of the table: create cooking classes in which to learn ancient recipes and cook with tools and methods of the past. To rediscover the flavors of the time: genuine, healthy and tasty
Our goal is, therefore, the return to peasant culture, to the recovery of the territories of the Daunia Mountains, to create a rural experience for tourists, to repopulate and relaunch the small town of Rocchetta Sant'Antonio, to create an educational place for girls and boys of all levels of school and create new jobs.
How funds will be used
With 60% of the Funds
We will proceed with a reclamation of the area and activate a social cooperative.
Subsequently we will strive to build a series of structures to allow school children to follow an educational path on the method of cultivation of Apulian products, on past and future techniques and tools for a 100% Eco-Sustainable cultivation.
We will activate an area to allow students of all classes (from elementary to agricultural institutes) to cultivate and/or curate a cultivation, experiment, harvest and sell the fruit of the land to support their school.
With 30% of the Funds
A series of initiatives to activate both the municipalities of the area and the Puglia Region, as well as agro-food producers, of the Apulian territory and all those who want to help us. Our goal is to enhance the excellence of the territory, bring people back to Rocchetta Sant'Antonio and the other small villages of the Daunia Mountains, and to allow the unemployed, or those who want to change jobs and return to the land, to cultivate and sell their harvest to these companies.
With 10% of the Funds
We will activate a path to request European funds for an Eco-Sustainable development of the Territory, cultivation, and tourism. A project for peasant culture, the redevelopment of the villages of the Daunia Mountains, starting from Rocchetta Sant'Antonio, and for new jobs
Who's behind the project?
We are a non-profit association born on the push of Giovanni! With him we want to create a Social Cooperative to help our village, Rocchetta Sant'Antonio, the young apulians who must not abandon these lands, rich in history, culture and opportunities. Creating opportunities for tourism, for eco-sustainable agricultural production, for new jobs