Stavros Tsavalos, NTUA engineer, and Katerina Papadimitriou, Greek language scholar, partners in life, got to know and love Paros in the 1990s. In 2008 they bought their own land in Kamari Village. Their goal was to gradually create a polyculture farm, respecting the environment, as well as the natural potential and the native vegetation of the land. They started timidly, with little knowledge and many difficulties.
In 2014, after completing two successful career paths, each in his own field, they “went back to school” to learn about organic farming, olive-growing, and small farm management, at the Institute of Agricultural Research at the Syngros Estate. Meanwhile, they searched for appropriate partners for this undertaking. In 2013 they were fortunate to meet:
- Elena Symeonidou, NTUA engineer, for years dedicated to the study of the environment and the application of the methods of permaculture to sustainable agriculture.
- Sevastianos Anagnostopoulos, agronomist, born and bred Parian, with a special love of his island, the land, and the protection and promotion of the local ecosystem. A young person who combines theoretical knowledge with experience of the land and working in the fields.
The Kamaranthos logo, linear and minimalistic in its conception, inspired by the blue of the Aegean environment, the green of the olive and the color of Parian earth, was designed by our good friend, Architect Vaggelis Zouglos.
There are and have been many occasions when other people of the island, locals and more recent residents, have worked side by side with the basic team.