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Mar 17, 2018 3:56 PM CST
Name: Selvanuova Farming for Nature

Far from beeing a monoculture, at Selvanuova our olive groves are dotted with several other cultivated and wild species.

In particular, old almond trees used to be a distinctive landscape feature in Alta Murgia, but they are quickly vanishing, being replaced by young trees and other crops.

Unlike many other farmers, at Selvanuova we preserve and value these old and almost unproductive almond trees, that besides contributing to a healthier and more resilient ecosystem, reward us with a marvelous bloom, announcing the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring.




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Mar 17, 2018 7:43 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Definitely worth saving - beautiful!
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Apr 10, 2018 9:24 PM CST
Name: Kristi
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How delightful. I am glad to hear of your desire to preserve them.

I understand the almond orchards draw the beekeepers as the almond blooms produce one of the most desirable honey crops.
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