Restoring an ancient olive grove:
Dear All, we have a 4 hectare hillside olive grove on the Monti Pisani which is centuries old. We overlook forest, field, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is very beautiful. We have had an invasion of wild boar. They have pulled down a number of the dry stone walls and have caused a certain amount of devastation in the grove. Some of this we have addressed last autumn, thanks to an great team of Wwoof volunteers, some of the work still needs dealing with.
We are looking for a team, in the fortnight of 26th Feb - 12th March, of strong, hardworking and enthusiastic people to help us:
a) tidy the grove and
b) help with olive tree pruning
c) prepare some of the walls for dry stone walling and to re build some of the walls
d) other associated land tasks - fence painting, pole planting, other pre season prep.
I must emphasize that this is hard but satisfying work.
Awaiting your e mails.
La Lucertola - www.lucertola.info