BIO Organic Producer Management: Rechenmacher Georg
“Protect the environment to see it grow.”
Arthur and farm manager Georg in the apple orchard
Assessing the trees together
Getting ready for mechanical weed control
A place for bats to have a rest
Castelbello at Val Venosta’s Monte Sole Mountain is the home village of Arthur Ilmer. As he already pursues another profession, his organic apple orchards manages Georg Rechenmacher from Castelbello.
Georg attended the Fürstenburg agricultural college in South Tyrol and started working as a farmer when he was still at school. In 2010, the Mühlhaus farm converted to organic farming as a result of different courses, further specialized training and visits to apple orchards of other organic farmers.
For him, organic was a natural way to grow apples and to protect the traditional rural environment at the same time. The old horse chestnut tree in the middle of his apple orchard, which grew over time under the protection of nature, is the symbol of Georg’s conception. According to him, we have to leave nature as it is. Because our roots are strongly linked to the ones of nature.