let´s build bridges – let´s unite our forces
Silver leaf is an organic food processing facility and exporting enterprise, which was founded in 1987, by Stavros Darmos, one of the first organic farmers in Greece. The aim of the enterprise was and is to export the organic products from our farm and from other local farmers that, also with our support and guidance, converted to organic farming methods. Nowadays the enterprise is run in second generation by the founders´daugther Sheila Darmos and while we are continuing to support these same farmers, we have the vision to push things beyond organic farming, and create the market as well as the knowledge for regenerative farming. This, we think, can only be achieved through connecting with like minded people from all over the world. Through workshops, research, implementation and communication on regenerative farming we will be able to use the chances farming gives to us to tackle our ecological challenges and create a better tomorrow.
Our new logo represents our aim to bring consumers closer to their farmers and those who grow and produce their food. in our every changing world it is more and more important to unite with the people that share common values. that way each one of us can become stronger and help build a better tomorrow.
growing food can be hard. and nature doesn´t care about size standards. and so don´t we. in order to make the reality of farming visible we want to give farmers a voice.
we appreciate short supply chains. that way we can listen to your needs and wishes. everyone involved in making this happen, in facilitating this communication we are very thankful.
farming brings you close to nature. and we want to bring you close to our farmers. give you an insight. connect you to your food. knowing when and how it grows, when it ripens and how it´s harvested and processed is something we want to share with you.
Is the driving force behind silver leaf. She continues the enterprise of her father Stavros Darmos, pioneer and founder of silver leaf. Having studied and graduated with a Bachelors degree in sociology in Germany, her vision is to create structures that are fostering the ecologic behaviour of people instead of destructive, like conventional farming. Together with her cousin, Panos Darmos, she created the eco-project The Southern Lights, which focuses on spreading the knowledge of regenerative and sustainable farming and living, and goes beyond the scope of the enterprise.
Is the silent force in the family enterprise. Being part of her brothers enterprise since the early beginnings, she brings her experience to the team. Being in charge of the practical matters of the daily activities, you will always find her around. Besides that she has a passion for gardening and throughout all the year you will be amazed by the abundance of her vegetable garden. She has some real treasures of the knowledge of previous generations to share with you.
His practical skills have no limit and learning new ones is his part of his daily routines. If there is something broken, you will not only find him fixing it but also improving it. This applies not only to practical matters. His urge to constantly improve the status quo is guided by an holistic approach, which is what he brings also to the team. Often you will find him foraging in the farms´ abundant food forest.
Is an accredited permaculture teacher and brings his vast knowledge on ecology and regenerative farming methods to the team. He is facilitating the transition of the silver leaf farm to an agroforestry system. Throughout the year he is giving also workshops in many countries inside Europe and ouside and is further consulting and designing for other farms.
Is a real talent when it comes to organizing, communicating and managing different tasks. After having studied architecture in Germany, she returned to Greece to volunteer at the eco-project The Southern Lights and became soon part of our team. You will often find her in the food forest explaining visitors the different aspects of the agroforestry system of the farm. Besides that she is a real talent in teaching Greek to the many foreign visitors that fell in love with this country.
This video was taken over a period of several months. Our dear friend and talented video maker Spyros Vrettakos, from TAK Films and Frames, accompanied us during this time of the year, when we were harvesting our olives and picked up the olives of from our farmers.
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