Seven ‘green Oscar 2012′, have been awarded in Palermo. A recognition set up by the Coldiretti Young Company. From the multicolour spalmina tomato, the manna ash wood from sale of organic products. The young Sicilian farmers create jobs thanks to the many innovations that engage in a territory rich in agricultural traditions.
First place in the category ‘style and corporate culture ‘went to 28 year old, Anna Maria Musotto, graduated in law with the passion for the countryside. Musotto, from Castelbuono in the province of Palermo, produces the famous “manna from ashwood.” The sap is extracted thanks to the skilful artistic of master engravers, which is ‘increasingly more and more’ well known thanks to the activity ‘of young people who reignite the enthusiasm for antique productive traditions .
The prize ‘not only farming’ was assigned,, to Giuseppe Cangemi, owner of the farm and educational farm “Torrentella”, which is located a few kilometres from the centre of Caltanissetta. In the old rural building, now completely renovated, the rooms have been created in the restaurant. But ‘teaching farm at the heart of innovation: three goals Cangemi makes for pupils’ learn by practice “the farm offers activities to allow laboratories’ practices and experiences. There is ‘then’ contact with the living “, with animals and plants in their natural environment. The meeting between farmers and young people aims to enrich, leave a remembrance, emotion, and knowledge.
“Country Friend”: is the passion for the organic , and the short chain to drive the company of the young farmer Floriana Vella. Owner of “The biomelograno” who opened the first shop in Agrigento of Country friend , and is ‘among the first in Italy to provide a daily service of “Bottega Campagna Amica on the plate”, ie the transformation of the agricultural product in ready-made “take away” meals.
To Gianfranco Cunsolo , went for the recognition’ Export the territory ‘: thirteen varieties’ of tomato in many colours, from yellow to brown, pink and green. All organic. Packaged in boxes of 250 grams from Vittoria, in the province of Ragusa, Sicily and vegetable home, depart for the North. The passion, Cunsolo has inherited from his father for years that produces flowers of vegetables. The box also shows the photo of the producer, an innovative way of traceability of the product.
Grace Collesano (category ‘In Chain’) created the “spalmina”, a paste whey and salt that is consumed fresh. The company in this area for years to breed dairy cattle breeding in the wild Brown cattle and follows the principles of organic farming. only milk is obtained from his cows. Moving on from the company one can go on fabulous walks in the Park of the Madonie.
Giovanni Noto of Monterosso Almo, in the province of Ragusa, who won in the category ‘creating’ has restarted the production of the antique drink “water and honey”, a real treat for the taste buds that is created especially with the honey of thyme. the specialty honey locust. The State Department teaching circle “Carmine” of Nicosia won in the category ‘Country Friend’, ensuring participation, commitment and desire to develop the area through the formation of pupils aware of their potential. For this reason, the school awarded an example for schools of the inner areas in agriculture that just can not find a boost to grow in harmony with the land.