Axel Boerr Demontis
Born and raised in Buenos Aires, at the age of twenty I moved to El Bolson, a rural village in the Argentine hinterland where gauchos and hippies have lived together in harmony for more than fifty years, linked by the unique energy released by the valley that surrounds them. It is here, as a farmer, that I learned respect for Pacha Mama (Mother Nature). I worked in forest nurseries and hop plantations, picking cherries and cooking beer. I ate food produced from my garden, totally dedicated to slow-life.
An attitude that I did not abandon when I left Argentina to move to Europe. When I arrived in Peschiera Borromeo, a town on the outskirts of Milan, I bought two hectares of land and opened a farm where I produced zero-kilometer organic vegetables, with permaculture as a flag and a North Star. While I alternated between working with the earth and the catwalks in which I paraded as a model, I started studying Landscape Design. Creating landscapes seemed to me the best way to bring people closer to the place that hosts them. And to help them make their dreams come true.