Our Roman Agriculture Day was a success. The weather was perfect, the contadini Maurizio and Armando were welcoming and guest showed up hungry for adventure (and food).
Guests first learned some planting and soil maintenance techniques from Maurizio and got their hands dirty in the field.
After that, it was time for lunch - bruschetta, vegetables, polenta, and grilled beef and sausage.
Later, Armando got to show everyone the ninfea (botanical pond), and explained how the ecosystem created benefits the crops and the soil, acting as a natural pesticide and fertilizer minus harmful chemicals.
Guests left with heads full of botanical knowledge and stomachs full of food, along with a voucher for the vegetables they helped cultivate to be redeemed later in the season when everything is ripe.
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