The history of our herb farm
Martha Mulser explains
Guests, who spent their vacation in 1979 and 1980 at our farm, gave us the first impulse to try cultivation of herbs. My husband Richard and I did not know anything about it at that time. These guests, the Weiling family, owned a health food store in North Germany and they also explained us about the principles of organic farming. Through them we got to know the Grais family from Morter (Vinschgau), they were the pioneers of organic agriculture in South Tyrol. So this was the moment when we changed our farm to organic principles.
In the beginning
The cultivation of herbs at ‘Pflegerhof’ was born.
„A new episode of life began for us
For the first time our farm appeared in an Italian newspaper
- Bericht aus der Zeitung Fränkische Nachrichten und Mannheimer Morgen
- Bericht aus der Tageszeitung Dolomiten
- Bericht aus dem WIKU
Improving construction works
In 2003I handed over the guidance of farm tours to my daughter Maria, because I rather like to be in the field than among people. Since then, she is responsible for the guided tours of our farm in German, Italian and English language. Today, together with my sister Margareth and some other employees, she accompanies visitors through the fields.
Report in the magazine „Essen und Trinken“ (year 2006)
Year after yearYear after year our business increased little by little. Often I brought back plants from my trips abroad and tried growing them myself. My daughter Cornelia also shares this same passion.
Finally, in 2008 we organized some of our fields in terraces. Since then work has become even more pleasant for us. Before, ‘Pflegerhof‘ looked like the picture below.
Construction of our new house for seedlingsThen, in 2009 we added another ‘house’ for our seedlings:
we built a foil-cold-house and the whole family helped with it.
At the beginning of the year 2012 we started building our new construction in which since November 2012 is situated our farm shop and our office.