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ABOUT US

Less Gray More Green

We wanted to turn daily habits into eco-sustainable opportunities and projects for everyone. Today we can say that we have done it! With our company for the first time people have an effective, simple, fun and environmentally friendly tool that can change without too many sacrifices.

Francesco Salvi

Founder & President

Who we are

«Nature will survive even without man but man not without nature»

Giulia Faleri

Founder & CEO

“ Today there are those who talk about environmental issues with the aim of solving the problem and those who use it as a tool to improve their reputation. We prefer facts to words. Thanks to the people and companies that choose to follow our project, we are able to make important changes while offering great advantages. “

TEAM

NUCCI GIANNI
Construction Expert, Asciano (SI)

PLANT SUPPLY

NURSERY “BOTANICALDRYGARDEN”
Low water requirement plants – Orbetello (GR)

FOREST NURSERY “THE NURSERY CAMPINO”
Forest plants – Siena

VIVAIO FORESTALE DI “CERRETA”
Piante forestali – Camaldoli (AR)

All about us

WHY BUY LANDS?

Creating forest gardens in lands that not belonging to society, we would not have had any guarantee about the permanence of the plants during their life cycle. For example: what would happen if landowners decided to clear land? Since we don’t want that to happen we chose to buy land.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE FOREST AREAS?

Of course! As soon as the necessary time  for the rooting of the plants it will be possible to visit our areas for free.

WHICH TYPES OF PLANTS USED IN YOUR LANDS?

Our forest gardens are formed by plants that support each other, for this we create the three main layers that are:

  • Arboreal (composed of trees of various heights, it is the highest layer).
  • Shrubby (middle layer composed of various shrubs and bushes).
  • Herbaceous (lower layer formed by herbaceous plants)

In addition, we have specially selected many melliferous and low water needs plants suitable for the type of soil in which they will be inserted.

WHY SHRUB?

All those plants with woody stems that branch to the base are considered shrubs. In nature it is found in woodland environments and in addition to the benefits they have as plants, they favor the sustenance of wildlife and they are fundamental for the shelter of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects.

WHY HONEY PLANTS? ?

Melliferous plants are the flower of flowers and are essential for the survival of pollinators such as bees, butterflies and other animals; thanks to their work, these animals speak about 80% of human sustenance. Today they are increasingly in danger due to pollution and pesticides; by inserting them in our wooded gardens we thus make a fundamental contribution to the eco-system and to man.

WHY PLANTS WITH LOW WATER REQUIREMENT?

Water is an increasingly risky asset and for this reason we have chosen to minimize its use. This was possible through the choice of plants cultivated in the absence of pesticides and chemical fertilizers and with techniques that allowed them to be brought back to the primordial stage of the vegetation, resisting prolonged drought and strong temperature changes.

WHY HERBACEOUS PLANTS?

The perennial herbaceous plants renew themselves continuously and are very resistant once they are established, furthermore they favor many benefits for the soil as they prevent erosion, the water runoff after heavy rains and much more. Finally, many of them are melliferous and have a low water requirement.

IN WHICH AREAS ARE THE WOODEN GARDENS CREATED??

We start the first projects in Tuscany but our goal is to do it throughout Italy and the rest of the world.

WHY A SUBSCRIPTION?

The subscription, the cost of a coffee a day, is the most effective and feasible solution for most people to be able to recreate our woodland gardens on an ongoing basis, thus coping with deforestation and all the serious consequences that derive from it.

DO YOU USE CHEMICAL ELEMENTS FOR PLANT GROWTH?

Absolutely not! Plants need to use and adapt to the elements present in the soil for their development.

HOW CAN I GO TO THE FOREST GARDENS TO VISIT THEM?

Each area is geo-located, is visible within your subscription profile and you can visit it as soon as the plants will take root in the ground.

IN WHICH PERIOD YOU PLANT?

We use the most favorable periods of the year for planting that are included from the end of September to the beginning of December and from March to the beginning of June, avoiding the months with frost and drought.

WHAT IS THE O2FOREST ENERGY PROJECT?

O2Forest Energy is an initiative that was created to generate electricity using only plants. Our goal is to invest part of the company’s turnover to be able to implement this project on a large scale, thus making it possible for everyone to use.