Isidoros in the field
Isidoros used to live in Athens at that time and work at a hospital, while he sought to change his life and move permanently to the countryside of Crete.
Manolis, who is a master of many construction crafts, was focusing (up through today) on the cultivation of traditional varieties, without the use of chemicals, at the village where he comes from in the Messara valley.
Isidoros’ dream started to become true when he found a beautiful piece of land at the west end of Messara, not far away from Manolis’ village, when the latter continued to retain and share his precious seeds from traditional varieties, while he also took part in Melitakes, a group of environmentally-conscious people.
The deep, honest friendship that developed between them and their shared interest for preserving the environment and tradition brought about as a result that Isidoros joined Melitakes and started working with Manolis and the rest of the group.
We envision a future where food is natural and available to everyone, people live harmoniously in a natural environment and we strive to experience each day as close as possible to that vision.
Today we have at our disposal a wide variety of traditional seeds, farms in a clean natural environment, and knowledge of agro-ecological methods for land management.
With these means, we achieve a great deal of food self-sufficiency, a factor of utmost importance for a good quality of life.
We believe that the spreading of this message to the next generations is crucial to the realization of our vision, that is why we are conducting environmental actions with the children of the local schools.
Our 2 land plots next to the villages of Listaros and Pirgos can be visited by locals or visitors in Crete who would like to get acquainted to a different relationship to the land, but also taste healthy products as a result of that relationship, such as vegetables and herbs.
We are certain that when the time for goodbyes comes, we will be setting a new gathering in the near future.
The visit starts daily from 10am till 2pm.
In case you like the idea and you wish to visit us, please contact us, so that we can see to your tour day.
You can send an e-mail with information regarding how many people would like to visit and the date of your visit. We will then send you fuller information (including price).
In case you like the idea and wish to help by a different way than using the donation button, you can send an e-mail, entitled FIELDS SUPPORT, to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to (0030)6977857556 , to discuss all available options.
Until then be well and stay smiling!