Località il Piano is a working family farm run by Adolfo Rosati and Darcy Gordon, located in the Appennine mountains of central Italy, just outside of Spoleto in Umbria. The fields and house were in ruins when we bought the property and we've been working since 2001 to rebuild the farmhouse, opening the upper floor of it as an agriturismo/B&B in 2008. We've planted several hectares of fruit, olives and grapes, a permaculture "forest garden", vegetables, a garden of medicinal and culinary herbs and flowers, focusing on heritage varieties and crops which produce well without any chemical treatments or fertilizers. We've been certified organic since 2004, but feel that there is much more than the buzzword "organic" that makes our food special. We try to combine the best aspects of traditional local agriculture (low waste, low input, saving seed) with the best ideas and practices in modern agriculture (disease-resistant cultivars, drip irrigation, post-harvest management), working to achieve a sustainable system. Both of us are passionate about sustainable agriculture and enjoy hosting guests and WWOOFers who are interested in the subject in depth.
|Rosati family: Adolfo, Fafa, Darcy and Ben||Wild asparagus||Restored farmhouse|
|Assortment of berries from our fields||Milking by hand||Volunteer opportunities (WWOOF)|