Planting mulberry trees



Mulberry trees can be planted on less fertile land. They are trimmed and kept as bushes, without a central trunk. Every year the bush produces about 15 shoots which grow to about 2m and are gradually harvested of all their leaves 4 times per year. These freshly picked leaves are fed to the silk worms between May and September.

To date, the SABA Project has planted approximately 600,000 mulberry trees. In order to offer nesting places for birds, to provide shade and wind protection for the mulberry trees, hundreds of fruit trees and about 5000 other trees have been planted as well. Only biodynamic agricultural methods can maintain an ecological balance in this monoculture of trees.