For the first time, we have Extra Virgin Organic Olive oil picked directly from our farm. It was a lot of work and we had a lot of help but in the end, we have almost a years supply of olive oil for the farm.
Apart from actually picking olives, we had to prune the olive trees earlier in the year. This was to encourage the tree to grow as we wanted it to. Our 40 olive trees are located in various places around the farm, some are old and some we planted. The older ones needed a heavy prune as they have been left alone for many years. Following this, we had to clear the grass, brambles and other plants from under the trees to give us access to harvest.
Do you want to help with the Olive harvest – click here for volunteering info
Thank you to everyone that let us harvest their trees, to whoever planted the olive trees on our farm many years ago and to everyone that helped us pick the olives this year. We had a great team of volunteers and friends. Now we can at least be sustainble in our olive oil usage.
Would you like a holiday with us picking olives, doing yoga and working in the garden in November 2019? If yes then please take a look at our volunteering page.
We are an off-grid permaculture project in Portugal. We open our homestead and farm to visitors who want to attend a Permaculture Design Course, Food Forest Course, Natural Building Course and Yoga retreats with Permaculture.