5 special qualities make our rose the best one in the world. Today, we will discuss one that is very close to our hearts: sustainability.
The dream of building a huge, efficient rose greenhouse is ambitious, and very beautiful. But the most beautiful dream has been building a greenhouse that respects the environment. That is how Aleia Roses’ greenhouse was born, as a reference in sustainable rose production.
So, what do we do to respect and take care of the environment? Firstly, we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM). To fight pests that attack our crop, we use biological solutions instead of chemicals: we fight pests with natural enemies, avoiding the use of pesticides. This way we take care not only of the environment but also of the health of our employees.
We also make efficient use of natural resources. Our energy saving screens, placed in the ceiling of the greenhouse, can maintain the heat inside the greenhouse if necessary, in cold or dark moments, so that the temperature can be kept with no additional energy waste.
To get the water needed for the crops, we have two big water rafts (24.000 m3 each), that collect and store rainwater that falls on them as well as on the ceiling of the greenhouse. Even water coming from crop drainage is cleaned up and reused. Each drop counts.
Our efforts have had an impact: we have been recognized with the main certification in sustainability by the Environment Floriculture Program. Every day, we continue striving to fulfill our commitment to the environment, and to produce the most sustainable roses in the market.