A good project is one that benefits more than just a few…
Home to simply.eco is Koroni on the Peloponnese in Greece.
We want to be active in the fields of organic farming methods, waste management and architecture showing ways to work profitably and, at the same time, to regenerate ecosystems. With your contribution you help us to acquire a neighboring property. So we have more space for more
biodiversity and access to roads! This is what brings our project to life because so far we’ve been carrying everything 200 meters on foot.
We will be a living example of how small farmers can secure their livelihood with high-quality organic products. Our goal is to counteract the increasing olive monoculture and restore biodiversity through syntropic farming. So we are not only changing the method of cultivation, but also the way we think.
Syntropic farming was refined by the Swiss Ernst Götsch from permaculture in order to largely eliminate the need for external fertilizers and irrigation. This is particularly valuable considering the rising temperatures and the associated water shortage in Greek summers.
We are expanding the habitat for thousands of bees, grasshoppers, lizards, snakes, insects, small birds, owls, bats and porcupines. Only the wild pigs have to stay outside!
The new property will allow us to collect compostable remains in cafés and restaurants as a first step. The household waste is reduced and valuable nutrients are not lost. For the future we want a collection system for all households.
As with olives, fruit and vegetables, we will prefer old, endangered breeds to modern hybrid breeds. In the future, 15 chickens from the old breed “Les Bleues” and a few goats will share an old barn made of clay bricks on the new property.
Our garden is open to local schools for excursions and internships.
Thank you very much for your support and spread the word!