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Maso Zepp Apline Microfarm
Maso Zepp Apline Microfarm
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Maso Zepp, Grumes, Trentino Alto-Adige/Südtirol, IT
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Giovanni Maria Secco Marcello Bianchi Norah Nelson
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Maso Zepp Apline Microfarm

Project Type

Rural, Commercial, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Maso Zepp is an alpine micro-farm project (1,100 m asl) of just over 1 hectare, recognized for its permaculture design and high productivity in limited spaces. It is inspired by the principles of agroecology and permaculture, and can be defined as an experimental model continuously updated, equipped with techniques, technologies and tools for the design and planning of a sustainable farm. All orchestrated with a 2.0 entrepreneurial approach to agriculture.

Project Description




The fam stems from the intention to demonstrate and spread the knowledge and experience of a different and truly sustainable way of producing food, promoting a sustainable agricultural model that can be reproduced on a large scale. To do this we cultivate the land, breed animals, train new farmers, promote sustainable food systems and work with existing institutions to achieve our vision.< /br>The hectare of land is divided into bio-intensive gardens (marketgardens), seasonal vegetable gardens and small orchards for free range laying hens. Great attention is paid to the use of innovative technologies and manual tools, which avoid the use of fossil fuels and allow for minimally invasive soil processing.< /br>We run a CSA program with weekly veggie boxes, and sell to one farmers market and stores.< /br>We take care of the whole supply chain: from the preparation of the soil to the delivery of produce.


During the year, courses and training seminars are organized for farmers and individuals. The intent is to inspire, educate and empower people to work together to disseminate income, sustainable and quality agri-food practices.< /br>The courses are held by Marcello Bianchi or realized in collaboration with other teachers and facilitators.


From spring to autumn we host WWOOFers eager to gain experience in the fields described above, who respect the principles of WWOOF and who are willing to offer their daily help with joy, curiosity and responsibly. We will offer good company, fun and sharing knowledge.




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