On the farm at La Furtuna Estate we employ all-natural, organic farming practices. In fact, our entire farm is certified organic. We only use organic matter to fertilize the soil, including the solid olive waste created during the production of our award-winning olive oils. In place of chemical pesticides & herbicides we focus our efforts on maintaining a biodiversity level that allows for the natural predation of pathogens by species present in nature.
Biodiversity is a key component to the health of any ecosystem. We operate in balance with nature to ensure a biodiverse landscape for all lifeforms. Animals are allowed to roam freely on the property and vegetable crops on the farm are rotated to keep a healthy, balanced soil. Polyculture, the practice of growing multiple crops in the same space, is also utilized whenever possible to enrich the soil. Nitrogen-fixing legumes like fava beans are found throughout our olive groves for this reason. This brings many pollinators to the land, which further enhance this regenerative cycle on the land.
A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP
La Furtuna Estate is located within a biopreserve and operates as such. Land management strategies are aligned with those of the protected areas, giving priority to native plants and wildlife. The land is fed by the mineral-rich natural spring waters of Mt. Barraù, and solar energy is used to produce electricity and hot water on the property. The farm is operated at as close to a natural state as possible, creating a symbiotic relationship between the farm’s operations and the biopreserve. The farm contributes to the energy and biodiversity of the preserve, and the preserve enhances the fruits of the farm.