How we Practice Sustainable Farming Methods
1. Solar Energy
Composting is nature's process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. Anything that was once living will decompose and composting is just an acceleration of the same process nature uses. By composting your organic waste you are returning nutrients back into the soil in order for the cycle of life to continue. Finished compost looks like soil – dark brown, crumbly and smells like a forest floor.
We will take tree cuttings, grass clippings and flowers and mix them together with dirt and water, turning the compost over periodically.
Another form of composting that we practice is using the leftover pomace, after the first press of the olives, for compost in our grove around the farm. In many cases, this leftover pomace will go through additional pressing, sometimes using solvents, to produce a lower grade of refined olive oil.
3. Drip Irrigation
4. Weed Torching
5. LED Lighting
Our Earth is very important to us. These sustainable practices, although small, help make it a greener place. If 'olive us' work together, we can save our Earth!
How do you give back to our Earth?
Let us know in the comments below and Happy Earth Day!