In our aim to create a framework for consumers and producers to come together, exchange views and ideas and regain their lost connection, which is beneficiary for both, we visited the organic farmer Gerasimos during his olive harvest. He is providing us at Silver leaf since many years with his precious Kalamon olives and extra virgin olive oil. His views on farming and the relationship to nature are both inspiring and motivating.
When you follow Gerasimos through his olive grove you see wild oak trees, capers, lavender, cistus and oregano, just to mention a few, growing in between the olive trees. Gerasimos is sure their presence add to the distinguished flavor of his olive oil. But he tells us that what´s more important is that this biodiversity enhances the presence of all kinds of birds, small animals and microorganisms in his grove and this contributes to a naturally balanced ecosystem which is not as vulnerable to the fruit fly and other diseases of the olive tree.
His approach to agriculture is truly philosophical.
Leaving him, we not only feel happy to know people who are acting reasonable and responsible regarding the environment and other humans but also feel the need to share his wisdom in the hope that many others will start following the same path.