Olivia shares her thoughts and pictures about the olives and oil, rich history, animals, and sustainable practices of the estate that produces the oil of Berkeley Olive Grove 1913. She reserves the right to wander with observations about local artists and events, agritourism, education, living with Autism....
Darro's observations will be showing up from time to time also.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Pruning and water in the orchard
Ninety-six years ago . . . the professors had a dream.
We're on board with that.
Pruning to a lower canopy allows energy to be spent developing olives.
Rather than too much water traumatizing trees, newly redirected water is now benefiting the orchard during the spring bloom, hot summers and in autumn by assisting final maturation of the olives.
Darro also assists the horses with their water redirection needs.