We’ll give you an example: twenty years ago, our landlady Monika was looking for a way to get closer to nature in the Val di Funes. She found her way in something really small: the herbs. Since then, I've been taking care of it, signing up for specific courses and learning to know and understand them. And when we took over the doctor's house, we discovered an old herbarium drawn up by Dr. Psaier, the builder of the modern Villa Messner. You see, coincidences exist. The house went into the right hands.
I grow many household herbs in my own garden and collect the wild ones in nature...
I use them for my aromatic salts, the herb water - the ones you get at our breakfast buffet -, for creams and ointments.
The herb parade! Kitchen garden herbs: basil, thyme, sage, mountain celery, chives, parsley, Chinese garlic, mint, lemongrass, wormwood, yarrow, St. John's wort, lavender and more. Wild herbs: plantain, yarrow grass, dandelion, wild thyme and yarrow. Plants in bloom: marigold, mullein, primrose and alchemilla.
"Bringing people back in touch with nature,
showing them all the things that grow around us.
Passing on the ancient knowledge of our wise ancestors...
This is my greatest satisfaction."