The first thing you see when you enter the Eco Centre is the lake and lots and lots of greenery. Filled with freshwater, the lake has been affectionately called ‘The Lagoon’ by employees. It did not occur naturally, however, but was created as part of a develoPPP.de project between 2012 and 2014. All the other buildings and areas, which make up the nearly 5 hectares of the Cibao Ecopark, also came about at this time.
It was very much ‘back to school’ at the Dominican BioTropic site in July. The “pupils”? Around ten employees from the Dominican BioTropic team, including the operations managers Volker Schmidt and Aquilino Cruz. The topic? “Bananas and Demeter Cultivation”.
From 11th to 15th July, the Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren (BNN) e.V. (German Association of Organic Processors, Wholesalers and Retailers) is dedicating itself to the theme of ecological cultivation. During this themed week, the association will present the work of many growers on Facebook and Twitter as well as to select media representatives.
The season for Chilean kiwis has begun: we will receive our first kiwis from the South American country in the middle of this month. They have been grown on Ignacio Lopez Olaldes’ finca “San Roque Farms”. His finca is located in the fruitful ‘Región del Bío-Bío’ at the heart of Chile. The favourable climatic conditions there guarantee not only delicious kiwi fruits, but also that the area is regarded as the biggest wine-growing region in the country.
Apricots, peaches, nectarines and cherries – BioTropic is getting its first European stone fruits from its producers in Italy. Due to the geographic location of Sicily, the fruits are generally ready to harvest 2 to 3 weeks earlier than in other regions located further north. The Italian stone fruit season generally runs from the end of April into September.
More Articles ...
- New value for old clothes at Ivoire Organics
- Delicious tomatoes from the Italian cooperative Alba Bio
- Carrots and tomatoes from Natursi in Sicily
- How does a develoPPP.de project start? BioTropic as example