The Olive tree is mainly a social culture, what means that it exists a sense of community around it, wich is only found in other Mediterranean crops such as vines. Obviously I am talking about traditional olive cultivation, not extensive cultivation of large plantations associated with a single owner.
This social component of Olive Tree made a personal relationship web so as to manage the work over the fields that formed the basis of a wide rural community. I am talking about a close relationship, which generates a “tempo” for develop not only the agricultural tasks but the other life areas that could be associated to the current movement SLOW , with the little difference of being started centuries ago.
The joining of this sense of no-stress together with the typical diet in certain rural areas of the Mediterranean have create the world-wide-known Mediterranean diet (with the lifestyle as a part of it) whose mainly flags are olive oil and olive trees.
Nowadays people, are worried about if their lifestyle contains all the ingredients in order to get health, beauty, success, and it’s very common not take account of including the way we relation with other people as an active part of our diet.
Olive tree, Olive Oil, Olive leaves and all products related to this culture, generate a society with deep roots made from centuries that give to this communities the missing ingredient in nowadays society.
Learning a bit of history, using this kind of entirely natural products, and introducing ourselves in the world of Olive Oil, can give us the capacity of appreciate and take advantage of the mediterranean lifestyle. If we are able to get this point, we will score a very big goal so as to achieve the closest life to our ideal one.
I will continue soon…