The Farm at Brunnenburg, South Tyrol
I had an amazing experience studying about sustainable food systems at Brunnenburg this past summer. I learned about the local food traditions, the history of agriculture, and how to operate a mixed, organic farm at Brunnenburg Castle, located in South Tyrol, Italy. The castle is managed by the family of Ezra Pound, who wrote his classic pieces of literature during his time living here. We stayed in an old farmhouse in the estate of the 13th century castle, which was restored by Pound’s daughter Mary (who, at 93, still lives at the castle) and her husband. Now, her grandsons Michael and Nik operate the farm, agricultural museum, and the castle, with scholars coming from all over the world to learn more about their farming style. Check out my educational experience at Brunnenburg here. And take a journey with some of the photos of life at the farm and castle.