le Olivastre was founded in 2014 on the initiative of three women who decided to reclaim a century-old olive grove, left untended, on the hills of Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. The idea quickly turned into a broader project, supported by the volunteers of the Association: to reclaim unfarmed or untended land in the Trasimeno area, protect and promote the agricultural landscape, give due value to farm and food.
Challenging neglect and transforming it through the culture of reclamation: this is our key message.
Founding member and vice president with never-ending energy. As a professional sensory analyst of extra virgin olive oil, Emanuela guides le Olivastre in terms of oil quality. Her empathy strengthens the bond between members and creates positive relationships.
Her secret wish: to have official headquarters, with a large and welcoming space to host social activities.
A former archivist, Paola is one of the founding members. In the field she is mainly in charge of pruning, managing the olive grove and oil production. As the president of the Association, since 2014, she carries out research and proposes projects, objectives and new horizons.
Here secret wish: an oil mill for le Olivastre
Becoming the adoptive parents of a century-old olive tree is a small yet crucial way of helping us defend the Trasimeno olive belt.
When communities re-discover the beauty of the territory that they live in, they start taking care of it. Become a part of this minor revolution.