Welcome to Dio Pigadia

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What is Dio Pigadia?

Dio Pigadia is a non-for-profit eco-farm established in 2018 in southern Greece, inspired by the philosophy of permaculture.

Many think that permaculture is a type of agriculture. It goes much beyond this: it is about finding a sustainable way of living, a more balanced cooperation between humans and nature.

Considering today’s systematic destruction of what is considered as “resources”, it is necessary to explore and experiment an alternative lifestyle more respectful of nature.

The first step is to aim at being as autonomous as we can from this destructive system so we can live more in harmony with nature.

The way humans today produce and consume their food is significative. Industrial production of meat and intensive agriculture lead to huge environmental issues as well as low quality if not toxic products. The disconnection from the natural world is patent.


What is our goal?

At Dio Pigadia we intend to regenerate the soil destroyed by conventional agriculture. The soil is the base of the ecosystem and deserves care. Biodiversity in the soil is necessary for quality food production. This biodiversity translates in healthy plants which we need in turn to be healthy.

Unfortunately it is not only the soil that is destroyed and needs healing, we need to regenerate the human substrate, the connection between people.

Dio Pigadia is an experimental space for people with a common dream for a better future.

Here we learn how to live and work together. We exchange knowledge. We think and fight for an alternative.

We want to be able to dream, laugh, work and hope together.

Come share this with us! You can come as a volunteer and have the full community lifestyle experience. But you can also support us by coming for holidays to the Nectar cottages, enjoy the peace and harmony of this place, visit this truly breathtaking region of Greece, enjoy the beach, taste our delicious veggies, olive oil and home made products!

Disconnect from the stress and pollution, from the noise and the disillusions, come to regenerate yourself with positive energies!

See what is possible if we think and do things differently!

Support us by spreading the word: together we will make it!

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Interested in supporting us? Become a member of Dio Pigadia and join our sustainable family to unlock many benefits. Or make a one-off donate to help our permaculture farm!

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Our Products

Our Animals

Zucchini and lentil lasagna

Zucchini and lentil lasagna

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Fava beans

Tasty fava beans puree

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Gratin

” Donkey´s ears” gratin of Mallau

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Clem way to make zucchinis great again

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Sourdough

Mathéo : king of sourdough

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Bread herbs

Herbed snail rolls of Kat

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Marjal’s lemon cake

Marjal’s lemon cake

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Naisah’s spicecake

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Olives

Kalamata table olives

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Andi’s green tomato jam

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What others think about us

  • Avatar We learn as we wander ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    My daughter and I only wanted to visit Dio Pigadia for one afternoon but we ended up staying three weeks. It was a truly great experience for us and we … More both enjoyed taking care of the animals, gardens and veggies on the farm and fell in love with this little paradise. We ate daily together with the other volunteers amazing fresh meals with very tasty vegetables from the garden, helped out at a beach clean up event and even went sailing together.
    Saying goodbye was a hard one here but we both know for sure we want to come back, so it's only bye for now and thank you for everything Jules.
    Lia, Jenny and Tito
  • Avatar Marjal Sykora ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Dio Pigadia is a very beautiful place between olive trees. The month we was there was the best time of our trip through Greece and south europe. Jules … More is very friendly and he work at this project with all his possibilities and love. Also it was nice to known all the nice people and this way of life. I can tell recommend to go to this place and this people and see how life can work in a good way.
    Thanks for this experience Jules
    P. S. you should try the comfortable compost toilet ;) it's perfect.
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  • Avatar gil jarus ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Such a lovely place! We stayed for three nights and felt home, the atmosphere is peaceful and welcoming, we were invited to help ourselves with everything … More the farm yields - vegetables, greens and eggs. the volunteers were friendly, and Jules hosted us so nicely, he showed us around the farm and kindly explained about the ways he operate the farm and the permaculture approach, he gave us so much knowledge with such a big smile, it was a pleasure!
  • Avatar Lucas Bonnier-Kulik ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I spent approximately 2 months alongside Jules and many other volunteers and it was for me one of my deepest experience I've never had. You live, … More learn, practice as if it was your family, your shared project that you support, a return to a sober living.
    Thank you for all, I'll never forget. Kiss
    Lucas
  • Avatar Louise Olgiati ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Had an amazing time at Dio Pigadia volunteering for 6 weeks. It was great to learn about gardening and permaculture, and to be part of such a welcoming … More community !
  • Avatar Séréna Duthilleux Giamoukis ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    A magical place with amazing people, Dio Pigadia feels like a second home, and I can’t wait to be back!
  • Avatar Jonas P. ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    A little paradise and a source of creativity. This place has a beautiful spirit as well as awesome human beings and animals. You have to visit it!
  • Avatar R Bungener ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    What an incredible place where nature and humans work in collaboration to enable sustainable living and agriculture.
    Not only is Dio Pigadia in gorgeous
    … More setting, in the hills between Pylos and Methani, the people there are also really nice. A must visit whether you're a volunteer or visiting the area (they do hope evenings on Fridays!).
    They also have rental cottages (Nectar Pylos) which are a gem to stay in if you're visiting.
  • Avatar Antonia Rappert ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Truly a special place. There's a lot to learn from this place, a bunch of warm people and many great ideas of how to live together in a sustainable … More (ecological & social) way. I really liked volunteering during the olive harvest, I still often think about the feeling of waking up and feeding the animals first thing in the morning before having breakfast and starting the day together with everyone. Greetings from Bonn :)
  • Avatar Jade Da Silva ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I've worked as a volunteer last autumn (sorry Jules it took me a long time to write a little review, but better late than never:-) It's a unique … More place in which you will be able to help a common project that makes so much sense nowadays and be part of a family. If you are curious, motivated, eager to exchange and share experiences/knowledge and you want to add a little be of you in this amazing project then go for it. You will discover the pleasure of living the slow life and go back to the essential. I wish with all my heart to come back to this little haven of peace !