Today we present the story of a young Calabrian who left Calabria to continue his studies elsewhere, and after some important work experience in Milan and New York, decided to return to his home town, Corigliano Calabro, to help his family’s small farm that is in danger of closure.
We refer to the young worker Osvaldo De Falco, who in 2015, together with his partner Giuseppe Cannavale,founded Biofarm, the first farm spread and shared through a web platform with record numbers: 108 farmers and farms involved throughout Italy, 55 thousand community users adopting trees, partnerships with important brands such as: Tiffany, Colgate, Sony, Iliad.
This digital garden located in the heart of the Sibaritide is a concrete example of ethical and sustainable agriculture. Here is the official website:
Anyone, anywhere in the world, can become a digital farmer, adopt a tree or an orchard, follow the growth phases of the plants and interact with the farmers through the “Countryside diary”, a noticeboard with multimedia content posted by the farmer to show what he does every day and how and where the products grow.
You can then choose whether to receive the organic produce at home or to go and pick it (from apples to tangerines, or blueberries etc. the community is an explosion of colours and scents).
Biofarm is really trying to support local production, explains De Falco:
Agriculture in support of small producers:
Francesco Tirinato – Junior Project Manager (Jump Team)