Noahs Ark project , I 53012 Chiusdino (Siena) ( last change : 27.03.2017 22:15:44 )

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Noahs Ark project
Mr. Randall Stratton
Tenuta di Spannocchia,
I- 53012 Chiusdino (Siena)
Phone : 0039 - 0577 - 75261    
Email : castello@spannocchia.org
Website: http://www.spannocchia.com

Spannocchia´s "Noah´s Ark" project raises traditional local breeds of farm animals that have become threatened with extinction in recent decades: Cinta Senese pigs, Calvana cows, and Monte Amiata donkeys.

Forty acres of grains and legumes are cultivated for animal feed, along with wheat and farro for human consumption. Over 700 olive trees, extensive vegetable gardens, and five acres of vineyard also contribute to supplying the needs of feeding Spannocchia´s guests and program participants, as most of the meat, eggs, whole grains, fresh vegetables, honey, olive oil, and wine used in the kitchen and dining room come from the estate. Spannocchia illustrates a nearly complete, self-sustaining, cyclical system of agriculture, whereby crops feed the animals, the animals produce the manure that is used to fertilize the fields to grow the next cycle of crops, the animals and crops feed the human residents and visitors, and the humans provide the labor necessary to make it all work.

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