Organic agriculture at Bosque de Olivos
Preserving biodiversity is a top priority. Our approach to agriculture aims to make our fields a thriving “olive forest” (bosque de olivos in Spanish), a balanced agrosystem that respects the rhythms of nature. Even though only a few years have passed since we went organic, we’re already starting to see results.
Our olive groves are gradually attracting new residents: owls, foxes, badgers, hares, robins and more. The presence of these wild animals, natural allies and sentinels of our fields, is highly beneficial.
Organic agriculture at Bosque de Olivos. We cultivate our olive trees in a way that preserves and improves biodiversity. High-quality organic olive oil.
Our organic cultivation methods are controlled and certified by CAAE, which means we do not use herbicides, pesticides or chemicals that might harm the environment. All our fertilizers are also organic (sheep manure, worm castings and biomass). The result is fertile, well-balanced soil that keeps the trees free of disease and blight.
The key is to observe and respect the natural balance. Human intervention should be minimal and non-aggressive. Left to its own devices, nature supplies countless resources (beneficial flora and fauna) that protect and nourish our trees. In organic agriculture, this process serves as a natural form of pest control that also contributes to environmental conservation.
We respect the herbaceous plants that naturally spring up around our trees (spontaneous ground cover), as they help to preserve biodiversity in the first 20 or 30 cm of soil. This system also retains moisture and prevents soil erosion and degradation. In addition, we use the mulch from spring brush-cutting and pruning as fertilizer.
In order for an oil to be labelled organic, certain requirements must be met during the production process. An accreditation body must examine the entire production chain and carry out periodic inspections and tests before certifying the producer as organic.
This certification authorizes the produce to use an “organic” label with the certifying body’s name. That label, and the certification process it represents, tells consumers they are buying a genuine organic oil.
ECO, CAAE and USDA labels. Organic agriculture at Bosque de Olivos. We cultivate our olive trees in a way that preserves and improves biodiversity. High-quality organic olive oil.
We’re determined to cultivate our olive groves in a way that preserves and improves biodiversity. Thanks to organic agriculture, we respect and care for the environment.
Organic olive oil is the foundation of a healthy, balanced diet. With these all-natural methods, we recover the authentic taste, aroma, colour and physical-chemical properties that have made olive oil a prized delicacy for centuries.