The new last minute gifts for Christmas: online adoption of vineyards, olive trees and animals.
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Among the innovative ideas thought as last minute online gift for Christmas there were this year the adoptions of vineyards, olive trees, vegetable gardens and pigs!
Christmas, for almost 1.8 million shopping for gifts to put near the Christmas tree was characterized by last minute, that’s emerged from a Coldiretti / Ixe ‘survey on new gift ideas.
In the searching for a Christmas present – continues Coldiretti – there is a tendency to find out the curiosity and the best price / quality ratio in the various shops without preclusions, from large retailers to small shops, till internet markets.
Among the innovative ideas last minute online to buy gift put near the Christmas tree there were this year the adoptions of vineyards, olive trees, vegetable gardens and pigs.
In Rome, Fulvio Di Pasquale offers the opportunity to rent a vegetable garden to grow with your favorite vegetables, see them grow and get to your table in a natural way. The vegetable garden, equipped with an independent irrigation tap, is taken over by the new “farmer” through an agreement signed with Coldiretti. The rental price includes irrigation and use of common areas to spend days outdoors in the company of “gardeners” who share the same interest.
In the Marche region, in Monsanto di Cagli (Pesaro Urbino) farm offers the possibility to adopt a vegetable and actively participating in the preparation of the soil, its sowing and finally the harvest. In Belvedere Ostrense (Ancona) the company Acino Verde of Pierluca Federici promotes “Adopt an olive tree“. Still in the Ancona area of San Marcello, Tenuta San Marcello proposes the adoption of a vineyard of Lacrima di Morro d’Alba or of Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.
Francesco Riggio in the province of Reggio Calabria at his farm offers the opportunity to “adopt a pig” growing in a semi-wild state the grecanico piglets at his company. The “foster” person at the beginning of this adventure pays a sum of 200 euros and contributes each month with an installment of 45 euros which is essentially used to support the pig. During the breeding months you can visit the farm to check conditions and type of food.
Annalisa Mastrogiuseppe di Pratola Peligna in the province of L’Aquila, in her farm holiday instead launched the project “adopts a furrow” to create small gardens for families and retirees with a passion for agriculture, but without the possibility of a field to grow .
While in Puglia adopting an olive tree of Maria Mastroserio di Cassano delle Murge, the consumer becomes the guardian of a high quality extra virgin olive oil guaranteeing to the whole family and friends a product of the Coratina variety, contributing to the preservation of the territory. And always in the Murge area you have the opportunity to save from extinction the sheep “moscia” of the Murgia or Altamurana reduced to a few hundreds of specimens compared to 190 thousand surveyed in the 80s: you can then adopt a sheep to preserve a race with a pact ethical with Nicola Colonna in Massaria La Calcara in Altamura.
Lucia Giacomelli, 27, of the Giacomelli farm in Grosio (Sondrio) launched the “live as a cow” project and every year there are about a hundred requests for adoptions that come from all over Lombardy, but also from Germany and Belgium. The consumer who adopts a cow receives by mail the identity card of the animal, with photos, description and particular signs of the animal. “At the end of the summer – explains Lucia – when we come back from the pasture for every customer who has adopted our cows we prepare a pack of about 3 kilos of our cheeses”. The adoption is annual, renewable, and costs 50 euros.
Gift ideas for Christmas 2018, that will results original and that will leave you speechless!