Global Perspectives – Italy: Fucecchio
Agriturismo La Pineta is a typical farmhouse located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. The family living here produces organic olive oil and wine using traditional techniques and strictly native vines. The farmhouse also has a hospitality service based on the principle of ecotourism and has a botanical garden and a vegetable garden that provides most of the food for the meals. We’ll visit the vineyard, the olive groves, the botanical garden and the winery. We’ll learn from the nutritional point of view the qualities of growing autochthonous and native plants, naturally selected for that terrain. We’ll discuss the organic industry in Italy, the strict laws, prohibitions and controls, the financial pros and cons.