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Sustainable Tourism and the “silent engine”.

Its been a little while since I had time to sit down and write, with the event of Brexit looming, and our work in conjunction with the Heartland Association in

Thinking of setting up a glamping site in Italy?

Heartland Glamping Sustainable Tourism Model Italy…. the final frontier, these are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise…… …Ok just joking. We have been asked over and over again about how

Sustainable Development and the Real Star Grillo

This isn’t a yurt related post – it’s about the rule of sustainable development. As you may be aware we are developing a site in the mountainous region of Abruzzo,

The Magic and Mystery of the Majella Massif: the Mother of Mountains

Here an article by Patrick Barron of the International Mountain Society. He paints a picture of all aspects of this magnificent mountain and emphasises the importance of eco-development to reverse

Guest Blogger: Adela – “Heartland in Italy 2017

Introducing guest blogger Adéla Štromajerová, a lovely volunteer who was at Heartland in Autumn 2017 –o0o– Heartland in Italy 2017  What I am writing now is already a memory of 3

Sour Dough Bread (Pane a Pasta Madre)

Give us this day our daily bread.   I always say that baking bread is simpler and quicker than most people think. Here I will go through the way I

Back to the Land – a Stewardship/Apprenticeship Program in Italy 2018

Wow, its been so busy…… I cant remember when I last got to write a blog entry. It’s been a really intense year this last one, working a lot on

Heartland in the News

More and more people are interested in Heartland and our Sustainable Tourism project in Abruzzo, Central Italy – enough that Heartland has been featured in 2 of the UK’s biggest

The Goddess of the Mountain

The myth of the goddess Maja and The Giant Many legends link the Majella, mountain range of the Central Appennines in the Abruzzo region, to the goddess Maja. Here is the