Be part of the orchard now, as together we are preparing for the future. With each yearly adoption we are able to provide more trees with a trim - only a couple of branches a year works best - and this frees them up to produce more olives.
Not only will this Butte County historic orchard continue to thrive - setting up conservation commitments that carry on after our stewardship - but people involved in yearly adopting of an olive tree are supporting the harvest of their local olive oil. As was recorded in a local newspaper in 1913 by one of the establishing professors of the Berkeley Olive Grove: This is a thousand year investment.
The adopting individuals or families are invited each fall to visit the grove to harvest a gallon of organic olives and watch a demonstration of enzyme rich curing of olives with Darro Grieco.
Each adopted tree has their specific longitude and latitude on their certificate.
In a lovely private wildlife preserve, one may engage in an easy search to locate their tagged adopted tree.