Adopt an olive tree!

A fantastic view from the bee friendly olive grove

This is how it works

Adopt an olive tree with a donation of 20 euros and you will sponsor a unique olive tree in Umbria for 1 year. Watch it grow for a year. You will be kept up to date via email or Facebook about its life cycle and care (flowering, pruning, tillage, state of ripeness of the olives …). You can name it, reap its rewards, visit it and even hug it whenever you want!

One Liter biological olive oil for you

And when the production year is over you will receive a 1000 ml tin of finest organic Umbrian extra virgin olive oil produced by YOUR olive tree in  Umbria. You can pick up your oil at Casa Lauretana in person or we can send it to you (but then the shipping costs would be on your charge).

You can save 100 year old olive trees

Adopt an olive tree and save it! By this symbolic gesture of sponsorship you support the recovery of one of the many bee friendly ancient olive groves in Italy which have been abandoned by the owners. This is because so many farmers cannot invest in the modern cultivation techniques anymore. They also suffer too much from the merciless business practices by the big food companies.

No artificial fertilizers in use

No artificial fertilizers in use! Your donation goes directly to the non-profit association LE OLIVASTRE, whose founders and volunteers are committed to the continued existence of such a plantation, taking sustainability into account and without using artificial fertilizers or chemicals. They also carry out promotional and educational initiatives to keep alive a millennia-old tradition in Umbria. By the way, they also keep bees on this olive grove.

The beehives of LE OLIVASTRE can be visited

These old trees don’t look like typical olive trees. This is due to the professional cut that should slowly bring them back to life. Remember, every single olive tree is unique, especially if you choose a nice, original name for it. On demand, the name can be written on to sign made of olive wood and then be attached to your adopted tree.

A rather atypical sight for olive trees, right?

A perfect present

By the way… such an adoption makes a perfect and unique present for a friend or a guest.

This is what your sign might look like

Further informations:

For further information like terms and conditions, certificats, etc. please contact: 

Associazione di promozione sociale LE OLIVASTRE, Passignano sul Trasimeno (PG)

or Barbara (Casa Lauretana)

One more thing:

If you are interested in a saffron harvest, the women of LE OLIVASTRE also grow saffron … and… they also organize a workshop at Casa Lauretana on how to make organic soap from pure olives.

Please check out the informations on my blog : “Saffron Harvest”.