Mazi, which means together in Greek, is a five hectare farm on the Greek Island of Evia where deforestation has been happening for centuries. The farm's vision is to regenerate highly degraded land in the Mediterranean by creating a pilot agroforestry system that is scalable and replicable. Dimitri, the young farmer with this vision studied with Ernst Gotsch and is appling syntropic principles to this enterprise where 8,000 trees including fig, pomegranate, pistacio and almonds have been planted. Soil Centric had the opportunity to visit this promising farm and witness its tremendous potential.
Soil Centric's Pro Tip
Mazi Farm takes volunteers who are willing to stay for at least a month. There are seasonal opportunities for four to five volunteers to join them during the fig harvest during the month of August until early September. You'll learn about harvesting, drying and processing figs in an authentic and chill Greek village. Message them on their Facebook page to find out more.