Cultivating the land – Tuscany

This image arrives with us via a travel photography contest on Photocrowd in association with Alamy. It is by “Lucas” and it is called “Feeding the Soil”…


Lucas explains: “Cultivating the land to get ready for winter and spring on a beautiful Tuscan vineyard in San Minato, Italy, between Pisa and Firenze. I volunteered on this vineyard for six weeks in 2014. It was an incredible experience, and a great opportunity to document daily life on the vineyard.”

Today, many small farms increasingly rely on voluntary help from people keen to make sure that our agriculture is not lost to the globalization of food production by multinationals whose only true interests are short-term profit rather than long-term land sustainability. We salute the farmers and the workers.