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Sustainable Practices in an Old Olive Orchard

🌳 Sustainable Practices in an Old Olive Orchard 🌿

After the olive harvest season wrapped up in late December, we’ve been busy implementing sustainable practices to nurture the land and ensure the longevity and well-being of these centuries-old olive trees.

Here’s a glimpse into the circular agriculture methods we’re embracing:

Waste as Wealth: We’ve returned the agro-industrial residues from milling, including pulp, pits, and water, back to the fields. While they are currently resting atop the soil, they will soon be integrated to enrich the earth, enhancing plant health and sequestering carbon.

Pruning with Purpose: Our green pruning isn’t just a maintenance task; it’s a revival technique. By thinning the trees, we illuminate their cores, stimulating growth and vitality. This ancient art form, essential to olive cultivation, risks fading away as fewer young people choose farming. That’s why we’re looking to carbonfinancing, not only to extract more value from our orchards but also to inspire the new generation to see agriculture as a pathway to environmentalstewardship.

Mulching for the Future: The finer pruning remnants are first shredded mechanically then scattered as mulch, returning organic matter and nutrients to the soil. Larger branches find a second life as alternative fuel sources, cutting down on waste and promoting sustainable living.

Through these practices, we demonstrate the full circle of sustainability in our treasured ecosystems. Our approach is simple: attach the right value to each action and process, and nothing goes to waste.

We are reinventing agriculture as a beacon of environmental sustainability.