In 1920, in Rauscedo, in an economically depressed area characterized by massive emigration flows, the first kernel of a vine nursery activity came to be. A certain Mr. Sartori, an officer of the Royal Italian Army and former agronomist of the Itinerant Teaching Post of Agriculture in Padua, a few years earlier had helped some villagers to improve the technique of table grafting. The local farmers immediately learned and absorbed these new skills, in the hope of developing their livelihoods. Thus, little by little, step by step, a small business began. Later, around 1929/30, the idea that associated forms of business would solve many problems and increase productivity at profitable prices took hold.
That’s how, after some changes of fortune, thanks to the commitment of “authentic apostles”, such as Pietro D’Andrea, a passionate promoter of the nursery business, Vivai Cooperativi Rauscedo was born in 1933.