Here's a look at our practices:Reduced Water Use We use half the water per acre that other orchard crops require. How? We use drip irrigation to water our trees. That means less water is lost to evaporation. Also, the “super high density (SHD) system” we use to plant our trees means we use less water, because our trees are planted closer together than trees in traditional olive groves.Reduced WasteOne hundred percent of our olive harvest waste is recycled.Here’s how we handle the byproducts of our extra virgin olive oil:
- The waste water is filtered and then used on our ranches for irrigation
- The leftover olive fruit and pits, or pomace, are sold to cattle stockyards as cattle feed.