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The Olive Tree by Carol Drinkwater
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Nov 02, 11

Read from October 03 to November 02, 2011

Interesting, with many, many facts about the importance of the olive throughout history, olive cultivation, and the conflict between past and present in the Mediterranean.
However, way too preachy for my taste (I understand global warming and the problems with the use of pesticides and fertilizers), and (and this is perhaps petty on my part), hard to really feel for the plight of an actress-turned-olive farmer who must travel from her estate in the south of France to Algeria, Morocco, Spain, and Italy doing research for her book.
It's really different from having a nice little organic farm, which you don't count on as your source of an income, to actually trying to supply food/products for your livelihood.
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message 1: by Philip (new)

Philip TWO STARS?!?! WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!?! JK my friend, jk.

The only thing I know about the olive is that it's poisonous, unless treated with lye, which is also poisonous. ...And even that bit of knowledge I wouldn't bet on... I'm sure I heard it from a friend of a friend.


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