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All around, the old olive trees that covered the red clay were either dead or in an advanced state of decay, filling the landscape with an unnatural greyness. Melcarne was not surprised: At least 2 million olive trees in Pulia looked this way , including many of his own.

 

The Farmer Trying to Save Italy’s Ancient Olive Trees

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Thank you. I found it fascinating. However, I was almost put off when I read about an extra virgin olive oil farm.  it was hard to picture all those bottles hanging from tree branches. 
 

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11 hours ago, Anna N said:

However, I was almost put off when I read about an extra virgin olive oil farm.  it was hard to picture all those bottles hanging from tree branches. 

 

They could take inspiration from the pear grappa farms:

https://www.focus.it/cultura/curiosita/come-si-fa-a-mettere-la-pera-nella-grappa

When the small pear is forming on the tree, you attach an empty bottle and let the pear grow inside it. When it's mature, you detach the pear from the tree (leaving it inside the bottle, of course), fill the bottle with grappa and done. You can see many people here doing this in their private gardens (normal homes, not madhouses).

 

To get that link I searched on google "far crescere pere dentro bottiglia" ("growing pears inside bottles"). On the result page google wrote:

Did you mean: far crescere pene dentro bottiglia       ("growing penis inside bottle")

Sorry google, I'm not going to try.

 

 

 

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I can't help but wonder which spirit would be the corresponding pairing...

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

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