Biodiversity: Preserving the natural system of life
Our robust compost program regenerates diverse microbial life underground while above-ground cover crops and flowering native plants throughout the orchard create habitat for beneficial insects and pollinators. Our olive trees, planted as windbreaks throughout the orchards, also provide great habitat for bird populations on the farm. Owl and bat nesting boxes and raptor perches are interspersed throughout the trees to encourage these helpful creatures to live on our land and keep gopher and pest populations in check. Fostering biodiversity creates balance in the ecosystem so there’s no need for synthetic chemicals to manage pests, fertility, or weeds.