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Another week

It feels like only yesterday I wrote the last blog post but here I am a whole week later. I spent three days this week picking with a lovely family whose land is located close to the illegal settlement Yakir. 816 more words


First olive harvest

It’s a bad year for olives, so Gardener A tells us. There’s not enough to press for oil, unlike last year, so he’s leaving the scanty fruit from his grove for the birds. 632 more words

The Garden

Here, there and everywhere

Life in Palestine can be quite chaotic. Plans are constantly changing at the last minute and team meetings can go on for hours and be quite confusing so you just have to go with the flow and try to laugh about it! 321 more words


The Olive Harvest

In Palestine, the month of October is synonymous with the annual olive harvest.

According to the United Nations monitoring group OCHA, nearly half of all cultivated land in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip is planted with olive trees, and the olive oil industry constitutes 25 percent of the territories’ agricultural income. 433 more words


Athena's Gift, Part I

Whenever there’s talk about the 100-mile diet, I always say, sure, I’m all for it – as long as  within that 100-mile radius two things can be grown –  1,489 more words

Southern Italy

Baby olives

The olive trees are covered in these tender little sprigs.

It’s almost impossible to imagine the transformation that will take place between now and the harvest in November/December.

Living In Italy

Autumn and olives

We have at last harvested those olive trees .. it was a busy weekend.

The Good

  • Our wonderful neighbours and friends came and helped us pick – thank you so much…
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