Small is beautiful - a fountain for calabria

  • Backers

    24

  • Funded

    3.455 €

  • Stage goal

    15.000 €

  • to go

    32 days

Added value for the environment

The project saves or improves the areas of ...

human

ground, water, air

climate

animals and plants

biodiversity

material and cultural assets

energy and use of resources

Resources used

The resources used are ...

produced sustainably

eco-certified

fair-trade

of regional origin

used efficiently

recycled, upcycled

renewable (e.g. energy)

This self-assessment by the project starter serves as a decision support for the crowd. Not all criteria must be met, but all alternatives should be considered.

Summary

Small is beautiful – support small farmers who practice traditional organic farming – preserve biodiversity – agriculture in harmony with nature is possible!
Water is life!

Description

Small is beautiful – a fountain for Calabria


Rossella lives in an almost deserted mountain village in Pentedattilo, Calabria.


She lives there with Maka, a young refugee from Mali. Together they work the land in the traditional way, harvesting organic vegetables, just as the goat cheese and pork are organic. Rossella offers accommodation in two beautiful, simple accommodations. Her Cucina Contadina (farmer’s kitchen) offers meals that can be enjoyed on the terrace with a view of Mount Etna and the sea. Except for the grain, everything is from her own production, antipasti, vegetables, goat cheese, meat, and she bakes the bread herself in a stone oven. Olive, almond and fig trees grow on their land and in the surrounding area. The two of them cope with the amount of work with the help of work aways, mostly young people from all over the world who work for board and lodging. Rossella teaches them about traditional agriculture, traditional Italian farmhouse cuisine and a life in harmony with nature. 



Like everywhere else, life here also depends on water. In recent years it has rained less and less frequently. Especially in the summer months it often happens that the water is turned off by the municipality. To keep agriculture alive here, only a well can help. 



This project is very important to us because my wife and I have known and appreciated Rossella for over 25 years. With her natural, friendly, cheerful and authentic manner, Rossella brings people of all walks of life together.

I bought a small house and land in the immediate vicinity of the village to support the project, as well as I supported Rossella with some money. If water can now be found with the help of crowdfunding and a well can be dug, the project will be significantly strengthened since it would no longer depend on the unreliable public water supply. 

What is the funded money used for?

20.000 € pumps, hoses
15.000 € drill a well - commission a company
2.500 € find water - hire geologists

The first, fundamental goal of this project is to find water and drill a well. This part of Calabria is very dry and dry. Especially in summer there are always long bottlenecks with the public water supply.

Even if the target amount is not reached, the money raised will be fully invested in the project.

If the target amount is exceeded, all of the money will flow into the project.

Why is the project an EcoCrowd project?

Small is beautiful is an EcoCrowd project because it because it promotes organic agriculture and nutrition, nature conservation, species protection as well as environmental education and environmental awareness in a sustainable way. 

Biodiversity – biological diversity – is promoted

Soil, water, animals and plants are used gently and sustainably 

careful use of energy and resources 

as far as possible, everything necessary is sourced and marketed regionally

Re – and upcycling are very important

Tell us something about yourself.

My name is Webster Steinhardt. I am 54 years old and live with my wife on the outskirts of Hamburg. I work as a furniture packer and truck driver. Kerstin works in a small health food store and teaches chair yoga in senior residences. 


The time we live in needs small, sustainable projects that show how important it is to live in harmony with nature.

Small is beautiful in contrast to continued economic growth and the associated pollution.

We small farmers are the future, because ...

industrial agriculture destroys nature and exploits people and animals.

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  • Calabria
    Aktualisierung #7: Small is beautiful – ein Brunnen für Kalabrien
    2020-12-19

    Hat jemand eine Teigknetmaschine für Rossella? 

    Does anybody have a dough kneading machine for Rossella?

  • Calabria
    Aktualisierung #6: Small is beautiful – ein Brunnen für Kalabrien
    2020-12-19

    Frische gebackenes Brot / fresh backed bread

    aus dem neuen Ofen / from the new oven

  • Calabria
    Aktualisierung #5: Small is beautiful – ein Brunnen für Kalabrien
    2020-12-19

    Antipasti alla Rossella

  • Calabria
    Aktualisierung #4: Small is beautiful – ein Brunnen für Kalabrien
    2020-12-19

    Winteraussicht von der Terrasse

  • Calabria
    Aktualisierung #3: Small is beautiful – ein Brunnen für Kalabrien
    2020-12-19

    PayPal is running is possible now!

    PayPal läuft!

  • Calabria
    Aktualisierung #2: Small is beautiful – ein Brunnen für Kalabrien
    2020-12-19

    Hello everybody, there was a problem with that new paypal account for the project, which now seems to be resolved. It takes them though two working days to make the account run again.

  • Calabria
    Aktualisierung #1: Small is beautiful – ein Brunnen für Kalabrien
    2020-12-19

    Hallo, es gab ein Problem mit dem PayPal Konto, welches ich zwar beheben konnte. Es kann aber bis zu zwei Werktage dauern, bis es wieder funktioniert.