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.
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.