La Vialla and Nature
Fattoria La Vialla, as a result of its biodynamic-organic land and woodland cultivation methods and of its careful and parsimonious energy and water management, guarantees respect for the environment. In 38 years’ work, as well as taking care of their land, crops and organic produce, the "Viallini" people have been directing all their efforts towards the improvement of their production methods, in order to preserve the natural resources. Paper, packaging and glass are all from Carbon Neutral sources; the majority of shipments are made by rail.
We decided to measure and monitor these continuous and systematic efforts: the enterprise’s carbon footprint, in terms of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (CO2e), was measured in collaboration with the University of Siena. The study attests that Fattoria La Vialla as a whole absorbs more carbon dioxide than it emits. In the last 3 years alone we have absorbed 9996.34 tons of CO2e.
315 hectares of "new", adjoining, land have been added to La Vialla’s existing territory and converted to organic farming. An operation of renovation and "cleaning up" which still continues every day. The produce from these new areas of cultivation is labelled with the specification "da agricoltura Biologica-organica in conversione" (= from Organic farming in conversion) for the period foreseen by European regulations.
Up to today, 90% of the Farm’s land is certified for biodynamic agriculture (we have reached a total of 590 hectares): in a few years’ time we will draw near to having almost all the products certified (100% will be impossible because, at La Vialla, the task of converting land to the biodynamic method is continuously ongoing…). For more information see: www.lavialla.it/demeter
Since 2014 Fattoria La Vialla is also officially certified as a Climate Neutral Company by NatureOffice:
Acknowledgement for all this commitment is also verified in the many awards received (an up-dated list is on the Website: www.lavialla.it).