I simply love the idea of adopting trees.  Especially when the whole ‘adoption’ thing is actually specific enough that you get a map of where your adopted tree is so you can even go and visit it for a hug if you want.

Admittedly, I am the odd type of person who would (romantically) plan a whole trip around making the journey to find my adopted tree.  I argue: 1) that you only live once and you always need a new adventure….and 2) how often do you get to be a part of one of the most ancient species on our planet?  Have you ever seen a 900+ year old (olive) tree?  I have, and I can tell you that it is impossible to not revere them and want to be part of that spirit.

growing cycle for olives in italy

Nudo, an artisanal olive oil maker offers just this.  Your adopted tree, which is planted in a grove in Italy, will provide you with olive oil twice per year and your support helps keep a small scale farmer in business.

Like other types of farming, olive growing is becoming more and more mechanised. This is leading to soil erosion and blander, mass produced oil. Nudo makes olive oil with special care and time honored traditions so you know your tree is in good hands and will be ready for your visit.

Make sure to also check out Nudo’s blog for some amazing olive oil recipes.

2 Responses to Adopt an Olive Tree

  1. Hi! I came across your amazing blog some time ago and I fell in love immediatly: your post are always very interesting and inspiring. Recently, I have been selected for the Stylish Blogger Award and, as a winner, I can choose myself other interesting “stylish” blogs and I’ve selceted yours: is it possible you haven’t receveid yet? I find it hard to believe it.. By the way, to know more about the award, how to claim it etc, please follow the link to my blog:
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  2. Nice blog!
    I just checked their website, and I think that at Nudo are just too greedy… They can’t expect from a customer 65£ for just two or three litres of olive oil.
    They’re just exploiting a nice idea and the customer.

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