Ecovillaggio Torri Superiore

"Terre Di Confine” Network

Six companies, active in the agriculture, tourist-reception and “green” economy, engaged in the construction of a social, economic, working and structural change. It is based on criteria of environmental and social responsibility, and contrast  the profound inequalities existing in our society. The network “Le Terre di Confine” is made by 6 companies that intend to collaborate, exchange information and knowledge, engage in common activities, experiment and develop research. The aim is to promote an extended and profound revival of the network’s reference territories, the Valleys Bevera, Roja and Nervia and all the Ligurian municipalities bordering France (Ventimiglia, Olivetta San Michele, Airole, Dolceacqua, Rocchetta Nervina, Pigna and Triora).

The way through which we search for this new momentum, for too long marginal areas, goes through the increase of local agricultural production, ecological tourism, Presidium of the Territory, the promotion of energy efficiency with low environmental impact, and promotion of research.
Every activity of the network is based on the utmost attention to full ethical, social, economic and environmental sustainability.

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Cristina Medici Agricultural Farm

This farm cultivates the Aloe arborescens, and many varieties of succulent plants, in the hamlet of Torri. Aloe (“the miracle plant”) grows in terraces far from any pollution and is suitable for therapeutic and healthcare purposes. Plants and leaves are for sale at the indoor market (Box No. 3), and the company also proposes the “Extract of Father Zago”, produced in the shop “I Sapori della Tavola”. It has a fundamental role in the creation of the Creatorri association that operates for the relaunch of the Val Bevera.

Cristina Medici Agricultural Farm
Via Lungobevera 7, Ventimiglia

Ture Nirvane Cooperative Society

The Torri Superiore cultural association was founded in 1989

It manages the guesthouse of the Ecovillage Torri Superiore, owned by the Cultural association, created in the medieval village once in abandonment. It deals with ecological tourism and training, information and cultural promotion in the field of environmental and social sustainability.

The holiday house offers comfortable rooms, dining rooms, a library, a large panoramic lounge for trainings and meetings and a restaurant with healthy, organic food, and family cuisine.

Cooperative company Ture Nirvane Ltd

Via Torri Superiore 5, Ventimiglia

Spes Società Cooperative Society

SPES is partner of the Network Terre di Confine created with Ecovillage Torri Superiore

Born from the association Spes (Relatives and Friends of handicapped), the cooperative has as fields of intervention the social agriculture and the catering. The central commitment is the path of socio-working integration of Persons with disabilities: Twelve disabled people cultivate in the greenhouses in the locality Varase biological products, then processed in the cooking laboratories (family house The Smile and Social center of Roverino) In which thirteen other boys operate. The products are sold in the shop self-managed, and the vegetables at school cantecan.

Social Cooperative Society Spes
Località Varase, Ventimiglia

Azienza agricola Wilna Benso

organic cultivation greenhouses torri superiore ecovillage
Organic food production in Varase, near Ecovillage Torri Superiore

Founded in 1937, the Wilna Benso Farm represents the continuity of three generations but also the ability to adapt to the changes of the market, starting collaborations and synergies with the territory and its realities. After the horticultural activity, the company moved to the production of cuttings of carnations and then geraniums and cyclamen. The most recent step was the realization of integrated photovoltaic systems, water recovery, agriculture at 0km, and closed cycles.

Farm house Wilna Benso by Gianni Ballestra
Località Varase, Ventimiglia

The Bees of Airole

Organic bee keeping, honey production and education near Ecovillage Torri Superiore

The company practises sustainable beekeeping in the pristine environment of the western Liguria thanks to the precious work of the black bee, an indigenous natural hybrid. Flying up to 3 km away, the bees of Airole collect “the essence of the territory” from the blooms of rosemary, thyme, heather, lavender, bramble, chestnut, strawberry. The products are excellent honey and fresh pollen, an excellent integrator and stimulator of the immune system. The great gift of bees is, however, the pollination and the preservation of the biodiversity of the territory.

The Bees of Airole Inc.
Piazza Ss. Filippo e Giacomo 12, Airole

Ortinsieme Association

 Ortinsieme, born in 2010, is a “community” form of economy, started with the recovery of three abandoned greenhouses and with the conversion into a collective garden. They participate in the activity of experienced farmers and other beginners who, at the end of each day, divide the harvest. Ortinsieme is also a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture scheme) and cultural association. An area in hte greenhouses is dedicated to lectures, school visits and theatre. The association is not a member of the network but acts as a control body.

fotovoltaico torri superioreOrtinsieme Association
Via privata dei Gerani 6, Ventimiglia