Let’s rewind the tape of Luisa’s life: “I was living in Bologna and working as a lawyer, after specialising in New Technology Law. When I was introduced to the man who would become my husband, a colleague from Brescia, I moved back to Brescia, my home town. It was then that I decided to change my life and open my own business, resuming my passion for nature and the mountains” Luisa says.

It was 2016. Luisa was thirty years old. In 2018, she took part in the ReStartAlp call for proposals, promoted by Fondazione Edoardo Garrone in cooperation with Fondazione Cariplo: she was selected and took part in the “on campus” course, at the end of which she won the third prize as well as a dedicated consultancy in agronomy and forestry. “The educational trip in Valle d’Aosta that we took as part of the course and the internship in Friuli-Venezia Giulia were essential, because they helped me understand the importance of enhancing local recipes and traditions and the use of herbs and other wild products” explains Luisa. August 2019, after buying the property in Pertica Bassa, she closed her VAT number as a lawyer: practising law was not compatible with other commercial activities. At that point, there was no turning back: therefore, Sambloom was born.

“2020 was the first year of proper business, and I produced a total of about 100 kilos of fruit, berries, plants, and flowers. Over the next 3 or 4 years, when the plants reach full productivity, production should increase to 6,000 kilos. A driveway will then be needed. It will run along the trail and become an agro-wood-pasture route, a dirt road, on which a small jeep will be able to drive”.

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