Type of partner: GARDEN CENTRE
Garden Center Lino Bernardo
Via Roma, 6 – Massanzago (PD)
Cell. +39 330 478029 – Tel. +39 049 5797500
Reference persons: Lino Bernardo, Lorenza Zanon
A company with multi-year experience as a nursery as well as in the design and building of parks and gardens. For a number of years it has specialised in the production of mulberry cuttings, working with CREA, Padua, for more than 15 years to bring a new lease of life to moriculture and sericulture in Veneto and Italy.
In particular, it has carried out maintenance works on the multi-variety mulberry field of CREA, Padua, tree pruning operations at rearing and production facilities, and improvement works to the drainage system. It has also contributed towards the maintenance of the collection’s mother plants with reproduction by cutting, learning to recognise most Italian and Japanese mulberry varieties along with rooting techniques with specific hormone treatments and hot bed rooting.
It is specialised in assistance and consultancy services for the planting of experimental mulberry fields for silkworm rearing and the sorting of cocoons according to product quality.
It organises educational activities for schools and introductory courses for anyone taking their first steps in the world of moriculture and sericulture.
Together with other silkworm farmers, in 2017 it contributed towards founding the Network of Agricultural Companies “Bachicoltura Setica” (Fair sericulture), of which Lino Bernardo is the President.
ROLE IN THE PROJECT
- Moriculture and sericulture demonstrative activities:
– silkworm rearing;
– mulberry cultivation;
– reproduction of mulberry cuttings for new mulberry fields
- Sorting of cocoons and management of automated sorting machine prototype.
- Interaction with other partners for economic analysis and production chain traceability.
- Participation in awareness-raising and entertainment activities in the local area.