Montichiari, the appeal of "Vita in Campagna"
The training of “farmers for passion” (hobby farmers, part-time farmers, botany and crops enthusiasts) is the background purpose of the trade fair Vita in Campagna, which returns for its seventh edition to Montichiari, in the province of Brescia, from 24 to 26 of March. In the three days of the exhibition, more than 150 meetings, promoted by the Vita in Campagna magazine edited by L’Informatore Agrario Edizioni, will allow all visitors to know and further explore the main theoretical and practical aspects of agricultural activities. Products and equipment for agriculture on a small scale and for amateurs – displayed by 300 exhibiting companies – are the real main characters of the exhibition, organized in six halls on a total surface of 33,000 square meters, and with over 50,000 visitors expected. Three specialized pavilions: the “Origine – Prodotti tipici & Territorio” Salon (Origin – Typical products & Territory), where businesses coming from several Italian regions will put on display their typical agro-food products and will also promote workshops dedicated to various productions and processing techniques, as well as tasting courses. “La Casa in Campagna” Salon (House in the Countryside) will display furniture and accessories for farmhouses and gardens providing the most innovative technical solutions to make them comfortable and welcoming, in educational areas dedicated to renovation, restoration and energy saving. Social and educational farms, kindergarten/teaching farms, breweries, direct sale of products, on-farm tourism are only some of the activities promoted by the third Salon dedicated to multifunctionality for the integration of agricultural income, with an exhibition dedicated to herbal medicinal plants. Products and services showcased will be completed by an area hosting farmyard animals – rabbits, poultry, and particularly rare and valuable chicken species – with the new ornamental chickens, a real home farming started in France and also spreading in Italy.
by Patrizia Menicucci