As a manufacturer of herbal remedies, the health of the little ones is close to our heart. This is why Professor Michael A. Popp founded the Phytokids Foundation in 2007. It has set itself the task of funding, caring for and supporting children and young people in social and medical institutions and children's homes all over the world.
In April 2018 the foundation was renamed in “Natureheart Foundation for Kids.” The new name highlights an additional aspect at the heart of the foundation’s work: teaching children natural skills so that they learn to understand and respect nature.
In 2013, Professor Michael A. Popp acquired the experimental finca Sa Canova on the Balearic Island of Majorca, near the municipality of Sa Pobla. Thus, ensuring the continued existence of a traditional institution in which Majorcan schoolchildren can get to know the local fauna and flora and thereby learn to treat nature with more understanding and respect.
In the meantime, a new medicinal herb garden has been created at finca Sa Canova, which is integrated into an old stand of olive trees, vines, oranges, lemons, mandarins, and almonds. More than 240 plant species native to the Balearic Islands can be found here. Visitors can also experience and discover more than seventy different medicinal plants and herbs with all their senses during a walk through this newly laid out show garden. The acquisition of Sa Canova has made a direct contribution to the sustainability of Majorca’s flora, making this unique treasure trove of nature a place for school classes and the public to experience nature.
In addition to the educational mission that the Sa Canova team fulfils, Bionorica also grows its own rosemary, thyme and monk's pepper on the grounds of the experimental finca.