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Adopt an italian olive tree with Nudo

February 1, 2010

Occasionally she dreams of Italy.
She dreams of cheese shops, persnickety fiats,
And very fine leather goods. -Kate Spade

Do you ever dream of Italy? Perhaps of owning your own olive tree somewhere in the hills of Le Marche, Italy? Nudo allows you to do this by adopting one of their olive trees in any of their ten olive groves.

a leccino tree in la morla grove

You adopt a tree for a year, and in the spring receive a minimum of 1.5 liters of organic olive oil on your doorstep. In the fall, you collect again from your tree, this time flavored with lemons, chillis or mandarins. And if your individual tree doesn’t produce enough oil on its own, not to worry, your tree’s closest 50 neighbors contribute to the bounty.

The olives are grown without the use of pesticides, picked by hand and sent to the local press within 24 hours of picking. As olive farming becomes increasingly mechanized, adopting one of these trees can help keep smaller farms in business and contribute to a healthier and more traditional process of growth, harvest and production.

Need an excuse to head over to Italy? Nudo encourages those who adopt the trees to visit the groves, either to water the tree, or to give it a hug. . . calling all tree huggers!

Cathy Rogers, one of the owners maintains a blog on Nudo’s site and has written a wonderful story about what a day in the life on the Nudo grove is like – read it here.

Jason Gibb & Cathy Rogers, owners and founders of Nudo

images via Nudo

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ian permalink
    February 4, 2010 5:07 pm

    wow, that sounds delicious!

  2. February 27, 2010 2:14 pm

    Hey, I am Italian and I didn’t know about this wonderful initiative!
    My family does own few olive trees in the southern Italy and I definitely believe it’s the most beautiful tree ever, not to mention the the oil is really a special treat!
    Suze (teammate at BYW!)

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