support the project to recover an ancient water mill

 

THE PROJECT

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The recovery of this water mill, one of the many mills that were operational in the early 1900s in Guardavalle and in the neighboring municipalities, a land of production of cereals and legumes, in particular the senatore cappelli wheat, is not intended to be a romantic gesture and re-enactment of ancient memories, following the current fashion of "typical is beautiful", but the recovery of a structure that, despite 50 years have passed since it stopped grinding and a lot of modern technology that has speeded up the milling times and radically changed the our way of nourishing ourselves, together with the use of increasingly productive wheat varieties, increasingly rich in gluten for a "better" cooking resistance, with increasingly "pushed" cultivation techniques, with a massive use of herbicides, chemical fertilizers and pesticides, it is confirmed to be an environmentally friendly production system, as it uses water as an energy source to function, and respectful of people's health, as The flour that is produced keeps all the characteristics of the ground seed unaltered. The wholemeal flour that is produced from cereals and legumes of local and ancient varieties produced with biological techniques, is the flour that respects people's health since, finally after decades of bad information, it is recognized that "modern" flours ground with machines that distort its structure and characteristics, sometimes even with additives, are the cause of many eating disorders and intolerances. The project also includes, in addition to the recovery of the mill, the arrangement of the area outside the mill to create a sort of "social farm" to carry out educational, recreational and training activities for children, teenagers and adults. Create a place for meeting and discussion in a place where, unfortunately, many have lost hope and trust that something can be done. The Punta Stilo association has as its main objective that of creating job opportunities and social redemption in an area where for decades we have worked to extinguish hopes and make people believe that the only alternative was to leave.

Up to now, for the works carried out up to now, we have spent 53,800.00 euros out of the 97,373.00 euros foreseen, thanks also to your contributions.

 

We Love Calabria

Let's enhance this unique territory together.

LA STORIA

amore per la propria terra

The association was born to give "vent" to a group of people who love their land and want to make it known for the best it can offer. Punta Stilo is the name of the place where the idea was born, an important geographical reference and a stretch of coast rich in history: the Greeks already chose it to build the ancient city of Kaulon. Place characterized by long and wide beaches and an uncontaminated hinterland. A middle ground, as some have defined it, due to the condition of "isolation" into which the political-business system has forced it. In a certain sense, the synthesis of the history of Calabria. And this is where we want to start.

 
Let's enhance this unique territory together.

We Love Calabria

 

THE MISSION
safeguard and enhance the typical features of the territory

The association aims to safeguard and enhance the exceptional resources of the Calabrian territory in order to develop and assist them, and allowing them to interface vigorously with the market. All this, bringing together companies capable of generating quality, specialties and uniqueness, forming a common front to make themselves known and promote a region, Calabria, rich in peculiarities and excellence. We want to give a chance to young people and to those who honestly want to be able to work and live in their own land.

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