5% of every purchase is donated to support the women who sustain the habitats that feed our botanicals.
The planting of climate change-resistant trees such as olive, carob and fig, enrich the soil and support biodiversity by creating new fertile growing areas. They also provide cover for the vegetables and herbs that grow below.
Olive trees are particularly resistant to climate change as their root systems help to reduce soil erosion and water loss. This in turn supports the growth of less resilient species like citrus, almond and plum.
The growing of olive trees in agroforestry systems can deliver significant social impacts for local village women. They promote a higher quality harvest of crop and medicinal produce. Increasing global demand provides a source of revenue which helps to fund community infrastructure, such as roads to connect new farming communities.
The women also become more exposed to public life outside of their villages, as they promote co-operative farming regionally. This increases output which helps villages to avoid depopulation with fewer people wanting to move to the bigger cities.
empowerment through education
Local village women can increasingly make life changing decisions for their families. Previously, many children had to help their mothers in the fields with cultivation and harvest instead of going to school.
The additional income that comes from crop diversification helps to support their children's education. This includes the sale of olive oil, citrus, fig, vegetables and medicinal oils such as chamomile, verbena and mint.