La Rogaia Olive Tree Adoption

The olive tree is one of the oldest cultivated plants of humanity.
The olive tree is one of the oldest cultivated plants of humanity.

Olive oil from Umbria, Tuscany, Italy

The special gift and nature will benefit from it:

Adopt an olive-tree at an organic farm and get your own extra virgin olive oil from Umbria at the border to Tuscany, Italy

The olive tree is one of the oldest cultivated plants of humanity. Since antique times it is a symbol for peace, longevity, health and strength. A mythological tree. Greek mythology wants it that goddess Athena herself gave it as a present to mankind.

Could there be something more beautiful than giving such a truly divine present to those we love and care for ? The adoption of an olive tree is a gift of high symbolical value. It shows that you know what really matters in life.

Make a special present: Make a La Rogaia Olive Tree Gift Package, for one year or for a whole life. A wonderful present for Christmas, for a wedding or for the birth of a child.

We think an olive tree adoption is a great gift. But don´t take our word for it. Just have a look what someone wrote who got an olive tree adoption as a present: 

"L'olio d'oliva è arrivato! Which is to say: the Olive Oil has arrived! It's wonderful too and came in a beautiful package. Thank you so much. We'll be in oil for the next year and a sweet year it will be as a result. We'll certainly have sleek and shiny coats in any case. Much love, Josh and Sara (Los Angeles, CA). - PS Pesto and Olive Oil cake tonight to celebrate. It feels like Spring."

Read in our blog "About crowncut and tree combers" everything about growing and harvesting olives.

La Rogaia Olive Tree Gift Package „Verde“

Adopt an olive tree for one year at Euro 37,00

Adopt an olive tree for two years at Euro 47,00

 

You receive:

  • A beautifully designed certificate with the name of a person of your choice and the precise location of your olive tree
  • A photograph of your olive tree
  • A registration in the La Rogaia olive tree adoption book. This registration remains in the book to create a documentation of the “La Rogaia Adopt an Olive Tree Project”, unless you do not wish so. 

 

To order please use our contact form.

La Rogaia Olive Tree Gift Package „Bronzo“

Adopt an olive tree for one year and receive your own extravergine olive oil at Euro 97,00*

Adopt an olive tree for two years and receive twice your own extravergine olive oil at Euro 157,00 *

You receive:

  • A beautifully designed certificate with the name of a person of your choice and the precise location of your olive tree
  • A photograph of your olive tree
  • A registration in the La Rogaia olive tree adoption book. This registration remains in the book to create a documentation of the “La Rogaia Adopt an Olive Tree Project”, unless you do not wish so.
  • Two litres of the finest organic Umbrian extravergine olive oil
  • The possibility to prolong the adoption for another year, for Euro 67,00* getting two litres of the finest, organic, extravergine umbrian olive oil 

To order please use our contact form.

La Rogaia Olive Tree Gift Package „Argento“

Adopt an olive tree for one year and receive your own extravergine olive oil with personalized label, at Euro 127,00* 

Adopt an olive tree for two years and receivetwice your own extravergine olive oil with personalized label, at Euro 187,00*

You receive:

  • A beautifully designed certificate with the name of a person of your choice and the precise location of your olive tree
  • A photograph of your olive tree
  • A registration in the La Rogaia olive tree adoption book. This registration remains in the book to create a documentation of the “La Rogaia Adopt an Olive Tree Project”, unless you do not wish so.
  • Two litres of the finest organic Umbrian extravergine olive oil
  • The possibility to prolong the adoption for another year, for Euro 67,00* getting two litres of the finest, organic, extravergine umbrian olive oil
  • The label on the bottles or containers bear the name of a person of your choice 

To order please use our contact form.

La Rogaia Olive Tree Gift Package „Oro“

Adopt an olive tree for a whole life ! A baby olive tree will be planted especially for you and as it grows you will receive your own extravergine olive oil, at Euro 299,00

You receive:

  • An olive tree is planted especially for you
  • A beautifully designed certificate with the name of a person of your choice and the precise location of your olive tree
  • A photograph of your olive tree
  • A registration in the La Rogaia olive tree adoption book.
  • Three years after the planting: 50 % of the first harvest of your olive tree (we guarantee a minimum of two litre finest organic Umbrian extravergine olive oil)
  • In the following years you have the possibility to buy each year up to 5 litres of the finest organic Umbrian extravergine olive oil with a discount of 10 % on the current price*

To order please use our contact form.

La Rogaia Olive Tree Gift Package “Artenatura”

Adopt an olive tree for a whole life in the “La Rogaia olive tree art project”, a park of sculptures in the olive grove, and receive your own extravergine olive oil at Euro 999,00*

Participate in an extraordinary art project! Make a unique and exclusive present! Next to an olive tree planted especially for you there will be set up a stele made of natural stone which bears the name of a person of your choice (upon request). The stelae, created by the sculptor Wolfgang Sandt, are inspired by Etruscan sculptures. The slender pillars have a height between 5 1/2 and 6 ft, about the size of a human being. 
They evoke thoughts of tree guardians or protecting spirits. Indeed each stele “protects” the small olive tree in the first years of its life, until the tree rises above it and finally the sculpture finds shelter in its shadow.

You receive:

  • An olive tree that is planted especially for you
  • An artist made stele of natural stone next to your olive tree
  • A beautifully designed certificate with the name of a person of your choice and the precise location of your olive tree
  • A photograph of your olive tree together with your stele
  • A registration in the La Rogaia olive tree adoption book.
  • Three years after the planting: 50 % of the first harvest of your olive tree (we guarantee a minimum of two litre finest organic Umbrian extravergine olive oil)
  • In the following years you have the possibility to buy each year up to 5 litres of the finest organic Umbrian extravergine olive oil with a discount of 10 % on the current price*.

To order please use our contact form.

*Shipping:

The shipping for the olive oil from La Rogaia within Italy or to Germany or Austria is  included. The  shipping to all other destinations is not included in the price. You have to consider the following extra fee for the shipping of the two litres of olive oil:

to Europe (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, U.K. and Ireland): EUR 10 
to Switzerland, Norway: EUR 25 
to the U.S. and Canada: EUR 30
to Asia and Australia: EUR 40

“La Rogaia Adopt An Olive Tree Project” and your contribution to the protection of environment

Some of the olive trees at La Rogaia are elder than 100 years.
Some of the olive trees at La Rogaia are elder than 100 years.

These are our two objectives:

1. Preserve ancient cultural landscapes

The maintenance of olive trees and the olive harvest on the impassable steep slopes in Umbria and Tuscany are costly and labour intensive. This has caused the abandonment of vast stretches of formerly cultivated olive groves. Ancient groves used to be set up on terraces, which were supported by dry stone walls in order to prevent erosion. These walls have been built by the olive farmers during centuries of hard work and have become a characteristic landmark of Umbria and Tuscany. Unfortunately a big part of these walls, which are also home to many small animals, are more and more threatened by decay. An important part of our work consists in fighting against this decay in order to preserve this natural habitat. This even might help to attract more and new species of small animals. In February and March 2008 we rebuilt several hundred meters of dry stone walls to terrace our olive groves. This is an ancient way to prevent erosion and to keep the precious water.

Rebuilding ancient stone walls
Rebuilding ancient stone walls

2. Preserve ancient trees and maintain naturally grown environments

In the course of the last decades some of the ancient olive groves around La Rogaia have been overgrown by Mediterranean macchia, a typical low woodland with broom, wild roses, laurel, holm oaks and many other trees and shrubs. This has formed a multitude of wonderful new microenvironments. 

The clearing of this Mediterranean macchia, with the objective to regain a maximum production of olive oil, would cause unjustifiable ecological damage. 

Rebuilding ancient stone walls
Rebuilding ancient stone walls

Therefore it is our aim to make the olive trees accessible again and to give them the care they need for surviving and thriving without destroying the existing biodiversity.

With a La Rogaia olive tree adoption you can actively contribute to preserve and protect this unique natural habitat.

La Rogaia extravergine olive oil from Umbria

La Rogaia extra vergine olive oil from umbria
La Rogaia extra vergine olive oil from umbria

Olive oil from Umbria is among the most precious in Italy and worldwide. On the hills of Umbria and Tuscany matures an oil with sophisticated nutty flavours and very low acidity.

The health benefit of olive oil is based on its high and equilibrated content of poly unsaturated fatty acids, especially oleic acid. Linolenic acid is present in the olive oil in the same proportion as we find it in mother´s milk, and indeed in Italy olive oil is considered an ideal dietary supplement for small children. Olive oil is among the most easily digestible oils and disposes of a multitude of important vitamins and trace elements, which make it one of the healthiest oils to be found.

At La Rogaia the olive trees (and of course all the other plants) are cultivated according to the standards of organic farming, certified by the ICEA (Istituto per la certificazione etica e ambientale). The olives are carefully picked by hand. We only offer olive oil from the first pressing, exclusively cold pressed by mechanical means, which corresponds to the highest quality standards.

Would you like to know more about the healing qualities of olive oil? Read Cal Orey's book at: www.calorey.com

La Rogaia Olive Tree T-shirts

Do you love olive trees? Show it to your friends with this beautiful Premium T-shirt!
Do you love olive trees? Show it to your friends with this beautiful Premium T-shirt!

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