In our olive grove, we apply the Regenerative Agriculture model, focusing on the proper management of the soil and its rejuvenation with natural practices and no mechanical intervention.
This model favors the development of biodiversity and according to studies by experts, it can be crucial in tackling climate change. With respect to the environment, we focus on manual labor and sustainable solutions, to hand this blessed land to our future generations!
- Compost: Compost is a natural fertilizer produced by the decomposition of organic materials (animal manure, leaves, straw, etc.). Since our olive grove is in the process of conversion to organic and officially by the organization BIO HELLAS, compost is a choice that helps the olive grove in the best way possible. To this natural fertilizer, we add microorganisms who contribute to increased soil fertility, reduced carbon dioxide, prevention of various diseases and much more.
- No-tillage: In recent years we have realized from our experience that regular tilling did more harm than good to the olive tree. Instead we follow these steps: a)cut the grass when it can hinder the growth of the olive tree, b) use it together with the cut branches and leaves of the olive to protect the tree from the sun and to retain moisture in the soil.
- A living ecosystem: Legumes such as broad beans, lentils and beans enrich the soil with nitrogen, a substance that is crucial for the health of the soil and therefore of the trees. In addition to legumes, in the olive grove, there are also oranges, tangerines, pears and lemons. In this way, the biodiversity is enhanced and an integrated ecosystem is created, where the beneficial organisms are developed and to a certain extent deal with the problem of Dacus (Bactocera oleae).