Cantine Due Palme soc. coop. agricola
Via San Marco, 130 - Cellino San Marco (Br)
Partita IVA 01430150746
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The idea is to realize in Cellino San Marco, in Cantine Due Palme’s property, the Pruining School of the South.
“We have all the conditions – explain Mr. Angelo Maci – we have the ability and a huge market requirements that is looking for specialized professional people. We have consolidate an amicable agreement with the most important international school of grapes pruner, we have already demonstrate that there are a lot of younger followers. The certified training is required by law. We have the space to act, we need only an awareness from local Institutions, that will see this idea as a development opportunity.”
After the big success of the first close number pruner class, carried in Cellino San Marco few days ago, promoted by Simonit & Sirch, thanks to the availability and the hospitality of Due Palme, it’ll be possible to answer all the questions of twenty Italian students, in classroom and in vineyard. According to the European statistics, an increasing number of young people are interested in agriculture, 95% of Italian inhabitants think that “agriculture is very important for the future” (source Eurobarometer), and what happened in Cellino San Marco is the answer to this prevision.
A group of young men and a woman with an average of thirty years, that have the same desire: to learn the oldest job in the cropland with a modern approach. Three full days with Riccardo Turata of Simonit & Sirch staff, that guided the students in classroom and in vineyard, in which they practiced the old pruning method on modern rows. “Optimization is the target – explained the teacher Riccardo Turata, pruning is an art and the purpose is not only to renew the trees but to let them grew in the right place and space, to increase longevity and quality, working on the lymphatic system.”
The students came from Sardegna, Campania, there was someone that came from Cattolica University of Piacenza and a nineteen years old student from the Institute of Agriculture of Portici that would like to learn pruner job to be useful in his family farm. Professionals and enthusiasts, that will come back in Spring in Cellino San Marco at the time of “potatura verde”(green pruning) to finish the practice lesson.
“Having specialized person in this huge agricultural sector is a duty not only for all the holdings, but also for the vineyard and other kind of trees workers. Apulia is known as the land of olive trees, old vineyard and full of fruit trees farmers. If we open a high professional school in the heart of Apulia, Cellino San Marco and Salento in general will be a reference point in the scientific scene, and we could be able not only to answer all the questions of young people interested in agriculture but also to all the company that looking for professionals”.