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Theophrastus to launch exciting social botany scheme 15 February 2013

Theophrastus Ltd Theophrastus Ltd is set to launch a unique, exciting social botany pilot scheme in partnership with Roots & Shoots, a horticultural vocational training charity based in the London Borough of Lambeth. This exciting programme will be financed via the sale of premium grade organic extra-virgin olive oil produced in the Greek island of Lesvos by The Achladeri Farm Foundation.

Achladeri Farm was established in the 1920’s and in 1992 became the first registered and certified organic farm in Greece; its olive oil has been declared by the European Union as a Protected Geographical Indications (PGI) product. The farm belongs to an educational foundation under a trust whose terms stipulate that all profits from farm production are used to provide training for young unemployed farmers.

Located in the bay of Kalloni, the farm has 17,500 very old olive trees spread out over 7,000 hectares of land ranging from hilly to flat and is dedicated to the production of organic olives, organic olive oil and olive wood. The farm grows rare varieties of olive trees - such as the Kolovi and Adramitiani - which are not found in other olive-growing areas. The combination of the Lesvos climate and the chemical composition of the soil enhance the olive oil’s organoleptic properties and results in organic olive oil of the finest quality.

This programme will bring 40 young people with special educational needs from various inner city London areas to the Achladeri Farm Foundation to learn about olive oil production, organic farming and basic retail marketing. Five separate groups of eight young people with differing special educational needs will each make an eight-day visit to the farm at intervals between June and December 2013, spanning the olive oil production process from fertilisation to harvest. To read more about this exciting new project, have a look at the Theophrastus blog.

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