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We would like to grow hop gardens in the Pollino National Park. Click to know more about the project [with english subtitles]. Thanks!
We would like to grow hop gardens in the Pollino National Park. Click to know more about the project [with english subtitles]. Thanks!
We would like to grow hop gardens in the Pollino National Park. Click to know more about the project [with english subtitles]. Thanks!
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Ciao! Forse qualcuno ricorda dei miei amici di HoneyMonkey che un anno fa avevano avviato una campagna di crowdfunding per mettere su un luppoleto nel nostro meraviglioso Parco Nazionale del Pollino. Anche se la campagna non ebbe esito positivo, ringrazio tutti quelli che avevano creduto nel loro progetto. Io li conosco da una vita e grazie a loro ho scoperto il mondo della birra artigianale.

Dopo quell'esperienza li ho seguiti nel sogno di fare davvero quel luppoleto. Così, io e la mia famiglia, abbiamo messo a disposizione la nostra fattoria e messo in campo tutta la nostra esperienza, tirando su un piccolo campo sperimentale con 48 piante di 12 varietà diverse, allo scopo di ricercare quelle che meglio si adattavano al nostro terreno. I risultati sono stati sorprendentemente positivi e, già al primo raccolto, abbiamo avuto modo di provare i coni in numerose cotte casalinghe.

Se prima era un sogno, adesso è un sogno realizzabile: luppolo vero, coltivato qui, da usare fresco o appena essiccato, che dona alla birra un aroma particolarmente piacevole. Ora che ci siamo dentro, ora che quelle piante le abbiamo davvero messe, ora che le abbiamo viste nascere, crescere e regalare soddisfazioni, ora che abbiamo assaggiato le birre fatte con il nostro luppolo… ora quel sogno lo vogliamo inseguire.

Con il vostro contributo (che come potete ben capire rappresenta solo una parte dell'investimento complessivo) vorremmo ampliare quel campo, o meglio, metterne su uno vero con le varietà che meglio hanno attecchito; per tutti voi che vorrete credere nel nostro progetto, abbiamo riservato dei premi: quando verrà il tempo del raccolto vi porteremo a vedere il campo, ci aiuterete nella raccolta e potrete portarvi a casa tutto il luppolo che riuscite a mettere nella vostra maglietta (si attendono felpe giganti!); inoltre potrete pranzare nella nostra azienda agricola.

Chi vorrà venire da lontano e non ha mai avuto il piacere di visitare la nostra bellissima regione, oltre ad avere la possibilità di partecipare al raccolto, verrà accompagnato a visitare le bellezze del Parco.

Questo è il prossimo passo che vogliamo compiere con la vostra partecipazione:

  • Affittare un terreno per espandere il luppoleto.  
  • Comprare i rizomi delle varietà che abbiamo selezionato in questo primo anno di esperienza (in particolare Cascade, Willamette, Chinook e Comet).  
  • Costruire altre strutture per permettere alle nuove piante di crescere adeguatamente.
  • Continuare a sperimentare con altre varietà.

Collaborazioni: Non vogliamo lanciarci in qualcosa di più grande di noi senza cognizione di causa. Ci avvarremo dell'aiuto di altri produttori di luppolo, con i quali è nato innanzitutto un rapporto di amicizia, e del supporto di esperti e centri di ricerca. Vogliamo fare tutto per bene senza azzardi e ponderando ogni scelta.

Grazie!

Mariateresa

 

 

ENGLISH

Hello! Perhaps someone remembers about some friends of mine who had started a crowdfunding campaign here on Kickstarter in order to set up a hop field in our marvellous Pollino Park. Although the campaign didn't have a positive outcome, I'd like to thank everyone who has believed in their project. I have known them for a lifetime and thanks to them I've found out about the world of craft beer.

After that experience, I followed them through their dream of actually setting up that hop field. Therefore, my family and I have made our farm available and gave out all our experience, nurturing a small, experimental hop field with 48 plants of 12 different types; our aim was to investigate those types that best adapted to our plot of land. The results have been surprisingly positive, and we have had the chance to try the homebrew already on the first harvest.  

If it was a dream before, now this is a feasible dream: true hop, farmed here to be used either fresh or just dried out, which gives a particularly pleasant flavour to the beer. Now that we’re right into it, now that we have actually put those plants there, now that we’ve seen them born, grown and rewarding us with satisfaction, now that we have tasted the beers done with our hop… Now we want to pursue that dream. 

With your contribution (that, as you well know, represents only a part of the overall investment), we’d like to expand that land, or better, to set up one with the types that had taken root in the best way, and we've also saved some rewards to all of you who are going to to believe in our project: when harvest time comes, during the month of August, we’ll show you the plot of land, you’re going to help us out with harvesting, and you will bring home all the hop you’ll manage to fill your t-shirt with (we are expecting to see some giant sweatshirts!), then you could have lunch in our farm. Whoever wants to come here from afar and has never had the pleasure to visi tour beautiful region, not only will have the chance to participate in the harvest, but also to be accompanied to visit the beauties of the Park.

Here's the next step that we want to pursue with your participation:  

  • Renting a plot in order to expand the hop field.  
  • Buying those types of root stocks that we have selected during this first year of experience (particularly Cascade, Willamette, Chinook and Comet)  
  • Building new facilities in order to let the plants grow adequately. 
  • Keeping up with experiments on other types.  

Collaborations: We don't want to throw ourselves towards something bigger than us without awareness. We will use the help of other hop producers, with whom we mainly share a friendship, and the support of experts and research centers. We want to do everything in the best way, without risking anything, pondering over every choice.  

Thank you!  

Mariateresa

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Risks and challenges

Our challenges are the ones typically present in any agricultural activity (bad weather, plant diseases, etc..), but we are seriously interested in controlling of every stage of the process. Anyway, some of us are experienced farmers!

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    Thank you!

    Un grande ringraziamento e il tuo nome sul nostro sito web!

    A huge thank you, your name listed on our website as a founding member and, of course, great karma!

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    Signals From The World

    We will add a plate with your Name, your Country and the name of your Association on the little Artesian Well in the field (where I'm sitting during the video) + some amazing digital pictures of the hops field + your name listed on our website as a founding member and, of course, great karma!

    Metteremo una targa con il tuo nome, la tua nazionalità e il nome della tua associazione sulla fontana al centro del campo (dove sono seduta durante il video) + alcune foto in formato digitale del luppoleto + il tuo nome scritto sul nostro sito web!

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    Small Batch.

    100 grammi di luppolo in coni (sarai tu a scegliere tra le varietà piantate) + il tuo nome sul nostro sito web.

    4oz of dried hops (you pick the variety) + your name listed on our website as a founding member.

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    For Homebrewers - Lev.1

    500 grammi di luppolo in coni (sarai tu a scegliere tra le varietà piantate).

    18oz of dried hops (you pick the variety).

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    For Curious Homebrewers

    250 grammi di luppolo appena essiccato, direttamente dalle piante del primo anno (sarai tu a scegliere tra le varietà piantate). Una scommessa. Per i più curiosi! + il tuo nome sul nostro sito web!

    9oz of dried hops directly from first prodution year (you pick the variety). A bet. For the curious! + your name listed on our website as a founding member!

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    Simply Hops.

    1 Kg di luppolo in coni (sarai tu a scegliere tra le varietà piantate) + il tuo nome sul nostro sito web.

    2.2 lbs of dried hops (you pick the variety) + your name listed on our website as a founding member.

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    For Homebrewers - Lev.2

    750 grammi di luppolo in coni (sarai tu a scegliere tra le varietà piantate) + 1 Kg di frumento non maltato (una varietà tradizionale del Parco Nazionale del Pollino, direttamente dalla nostra azienda) + il tuo nome sul nostro sito web (*anche per il Lev.1)!

    26oz of dried hops (you pick the variety) + 36oz of unmalted wheat (a traditional variety of the Pollino National Park directly from our farm) + your name listed on our website as a founding member (*also for Lev.1)

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    Magic

    Con il luppolo si possono fare anche delle ottime tisane. Ti invieremo la nostra personale ricetta e le dosi necessarie per 12 tisane + foto firmate in alta definizione del luppoleto + il tuo nome sul nostro sito web!

    Excellent teas can be made with hops. We will send you our own recipe and the necessary doses for 12 infusions + some signed photos of the hop farm + your name listed on our website as a founding member!

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    Become Our Sponsor

    Rivolto ai birrifici artigianali e alle aziende che operano nel settore. Inseriremo il vostro logo all'interno del nostro sito web (che metteremo online non appena la campagna di crowdfunding sarà conclusa)!

    Open to craft breweries and companies working in this sector. We'll put your logo inside our website (that we will put online when the crowdfunding campaign will be ended)!

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    For Hop Lovers

    Visita al luppoleto durante la raccolta + tutto il luppolo che riesci a raccogliere con le tue mani durante la giornata + un pranzo tradizionale nella nostra azienda nel Parco Nazionale del Pollino (puoi portare un amico!)

    A tour of the hop farm during the harvest + All the fresh hops that you pick in the day with your hands + A traditional lunch in our farm in the Pollino National Park (we're happy if you bring a friend!)

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    For Craft Breweries - Lev.1

    Possiamo collaborare per produrre una "birra di raccolto" (max 3hl) con il nostro luppolo fresco + inseriremo il vostro logo all'interno del nostro sito web (che metteremo online non appena la campagna di crowdfunding sarà conclusa)!

    We can collaborate to set up an harvest ale (up to 3hl) with our fresh hops + we'll put your logo inside our website (that we will put online when the crowdfunding campaign will be ended)!

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    For Travelers

    Visita al luppoleto + visita guidata nel Parco Nazionale del Pollino con pranzo a sacco di prodotti tipici e chitarra in spalla (puoi portare un amico!).

    A tour of the hop farm + a guided tour of the Pollino National Park with a picnic lunch of typical products with traditional folk music (we're happy if you bring a friend!)

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    For Craft Breweries - Lev.2

    Possiamo collaborare per produrre una "birra di raccolto" (max 10hl) con il nostro luppolo fresco + inseriremo il vostro logo all'interno del nostro sito web (che metteremo online non appena la campagna di crowdfunding sarà conclusa)!

    We can collaborate to set up an harvest ale (up to 10hl) with our fresh hops + we'll put your logo inside our website (that we will put online when the crowdfunding campaign will be ended)!

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    For Enthusiastic Crazy Heads

    I backers interessati a questo premio dovrebbero contattarci su matesahops@gmail.com // Ci sono interessanti sorprese per voi!

    Backers interested in pledging at this level should contact us on matesahops@gmail.com // We have some exciting news for you!

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