Become the Keeper of the Chestnut groves too

Contribute to the maintenance of the centuries-old chestnut trees of Viola Castello

ADOPT AN SECULAR CHESTNUT

Did you know that in Piedmont, at the beginning of the 20th century, there were 200,000 hectares of fruit chestnut and today only more than 10,000 hectares are cultivated? Even our territory with the passage of time has experienced – like other areas – the abandonment of the mountain and at the same time of the chestnut groves. This progressive abandonment was accompanied by the cultural, social and economic impoverishment of the mountains, a process that is also putting the hydrogeological structure of the mountain environments at risk, as the frequent landslides can testify.

The initiative “Adopt a Secular Chestnut” was born from the will of to recover a plot of just over one hectare in the Borgo di Viola Castello, at a height of about 900 meters above sea level and to support the care and the maintenance of a heritage of 100 centuries-old chestnut trees which, thanks to your “adoption” subscription, can be kept for at least a year as real monuments of the mountain to be handed down to future generations.

The idea is very simple: during the year of adoption we will take care of the chestnut and undergrowth care, each chestnut will be given the name of the person who will “adopt” it. The adoption can also be given as a gift and dedicated to someone and obviously, after a year, it can be renewed.

Those who adopt a centuries-old chestnut tree will be able to visit us in the chestnut grove throughout the year and breathe the magical and uncontaminated atmosphere of the forest and, according to the type of adoption chosen, will receive in autumn an amount equal to the average production, selected, of the plant according to the different types of chestnut-based products: fresh, dried and processed products.

To adopt a centuries-old chestnut, you just have to choose between the following types of adoption.

Castagnaro

The sum of € 30.00 paid upon subscription provides for the payment of the following quantities of products:

  • The possibility at any time of the year to come to Borgo delle Castagne to personally check the progress of work in the chestnut grove and in autumn to be able to participate directly in the chestnut harvest.
  • 5 Kg  of selected fresh fruit sent directly to your home or picked up on the farm in autumn 

Montanaro

The sum of € 50.00 paid upon subscription provides for the payment of the following quantities of products:

  • The possibility at any time of the year to come to the Borgo delle Castagne to personally check the progress of work in the chestnut grove and in autumn to be able to participate directly in the chestnut harvest
  • 5 Kg  of selected fresh fruit sent directly to your home or picked up on the farm in autumn 
  • 500 g of stone ground chestnut flour shipped directly home in winter
  • 500 g of dried chestnuts shipped directly home in winter

“Keeper of the Chestnut”

The sum of € 80.00 paid upon subscription provides for the payment of the following quantities of products:

  • The possibility at any time of the year to come to Borgo delle Castagne to personally check the progress of work in the chestnut grove and in autumn to be able to participate directly in the chestnut harvest.
  • 5 kg of selected fresh fruit shipped directly to your home in the fall
  • 500 g of dried chestnuts shipped directly home in winter
  • 500 g of stone ground chestnut flour shipped directly home in winter Gift box
  • CastagChristmas with 4 products of your choice ( find out more ) or, alternatively, Chat’aime gift box ( find out more )

Thank you! With your adoption, you will contribute to the protection and maintenance of the centuries-old chestnut trees of Viola Castello, and you will help our farm to take care of them.

Marco Bozzolo Farm
Via Castello 59 – 12070 Viola (CN)
Tel .: 338 8289845

E-mail: info@marcobozzolo.com
PEC: bozzolo.marco@legalmail.it
VAT number: 03657460048
SDI CODE: SUBM70N
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