Dispatch from Italy #3

For the duration of the global health crisis, Ariane will be providing regular updates on how the pandemic is impacting Tenuta San Carlo. There is a song by the David Wax Museum that goes, "Oh, I know, it's gonna get harder before it gets easier." I have been singing...

Dispatch from Italy #2

A dispatch from Ariane about the current situation in Italy: What a difference a week makes. In the past week, the Italian government has put the entire country under strict rules in order to "flatten the curve" of Covid-19. The rest of Europe and North America seem...

Exciting Rice Trials Underway

Despite the fact that human activity has come to a grinding halt here in Italy due to the decisive measures put into place to stop the spread of the Coronavirus, plants are going about their regular business. As stewards of those plants, so must we. In addition to our...

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The Seeds We Plant

What does it mean to plant a seed? Henry David Thoreau once wrote, “I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” Anyone who has ever planted a seed knows that it takes great faith, indeed. When you hold...

agricultural policy

In Favor of Ecological Disobedience

In Favor of Ecological Disobedience May was a challenging month for life. Despite the full reawakening of plants and animals that coincides with the beginning of spring, there was the devastating news of yet another comprehensive, scientific-consensus report...

Tenuta San Carlo at the G7 Agriculture Summit

At Tenuta San Carlo, we’re constantly working to become a more sustainable farm. On a day-to-day basis, the decisions about how we grow our plants and raise our animals may seem small, but we’re taking action to build a better future. In October, we were recognized...

tenuta san carlo at the g7 agriculture summit

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