For a long time, chestnut groves were one of the main resources for the farming economy in the Italian inland areas – and they can still be a treasure of immense value.
They are a barrier against hydrogeological disruption and forest fires, they store carbon dioxide and offer a great range of valuable landscapes and varieties. The Slow Food network of chestnut farmers has been working to recover and spread the cultivation of chestnut groves as a common heritage, highlighting its economical, environmental and social aspects. Let’s find out more about the constant and precious work carried out silently by the guardians of our woods.
- Giovanna Pezzi, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences. Environmental and Applied Botany – University of Bologna.
- Alberto Maltoni, University of Florence, Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Forestry Sciences and Technologies (DAGRI).
- Luigi Vezzalini, National Association of Chestnut Cities.
- Honourable Antonella Incerti, Agriculture Commission Chamber of Deputies.
- Antonio Nicoletti, Legambiente.
- Federico Varazi, Slow Food Italy Vice-President.
- Luca Caverni, Rete dei Castanicoltori.
Free entry while seats last. We advise you to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure a place.
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is in Parco Dora, Turin, from September 22-26, 2022, with over 600 exhibitors and a series of workshops, conferences and tastings that show how we can regenerate our planet through food. #TerraMadre2022 is a Slow Food event.
Event languages: IT
Ingressi Borgaro e Mortara - Torino (Italy)
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