The project revolves around the idea of reorganising a cheese production trade, which was started 10 years ago with a few goats (presently a herd of 60) by Attilio, a native of the village of Tufillo. The Fattoria Fonte Trocchi is collaborating trough the purchase of 2/3 of the goats and is contributing with two new workers (Federica and Tullio) and occasionally other participants such as woofers and potential new workers on trial. We will collaborate with the Corpo Forestale (Forestry Department) to determine the areas of woodland and scrubland where firebreaks can be created through goat grazing, with Saverio Danubio, a biotechnologist, for the management of the goat manure in an insect-composting plant, and with local farmers for hay and oat supplies during periods when grazing is not sufficient.
Flysh from Tufillo is a white-coloured kaolin clay, characteristic of the Basso Abruzzo region, which can be used in architecture to build walls and interior plasters. The construction techniques presented during the Flysh-festival are also applicable in other parts of the world using local clays that may have different components and colours to those of Tufillo Flysh.
Practical workshops and discussing strategies to repopulate marginal areas, the need to develop a proximity economy, the need to build new settlements in areas abandoned by peasant agriculture or occupied by industrial agriculture, and the search for a model that is accessible to all and can be implemented in a short time,
The walls of most houses standing today split open vertically over time. The foundations of houses built by the present generation for future generations, on the contrary, contract horizontally with the passage of time. In many places in the world, this type of wall can be built without any planning permission.
Federica and Nicolas talk about the ‘non-project’ of Fonte Trocchi, a reality that stimulates the rebirth and repopulation of the village of Tufillo and its territory