Corte San Francesco

Apulian villa

A GEM OF PUGLIAN LIVING EMBEDDED IN AN OLIVE GARDEN

Adopt an Olive Tree

as a symbol for wisdom, prosperity, and peace

Adopt or gift an Apulian olive tree as a special token for lifelong abundance and participate in the preservation and reforestation of an agricultural heritage that helps reduce CO2 and climate change. Simply select the annual adoption plan you prefer and choose how many trees you want to adopt or gift. 

how it works

how it works

1. With a simple click you can adopt or gift one 
     or more olive trees and choose their name. 

2. Receive a personalized certificate of adoption 
    including a picture of your tree + the wooden 
    sign with your desired name for the tree. You 
    will also receive a can of original Apulian 
    extra virgin olive oil from your tree. 
     In case it´s a gift, we will send the certificate 
     to the recipient.  

3. Every year we will send you the original Extra 
    Virgin Olive Oil produced from your tree in 
    Nov/Dec.
1. With a simple click you can adopt or gift one or more olive trees and choose their name.

2. Receive a personalized certificate of adoption including a picture of your tree + the wooden sign with your desired name for the tree. In case it´s a gift, we will send the certificate to the recipient.

3. Every year we will send you the original Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from your tree in Nov/Dec.

choose a plan

Seedling

Silver Plan

  • AGE: 3 Years
  • CO2 absorbed: 100kg/year
  • Your Gift: 1l of original extra virgin olive oil from your tree every year.

only €127/year

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Sapling

Gold Plan

  • AGE: 10 Years
  • CO2 absorbed: 200kg/year
  • Your Gift: 3l of original extra virgin olive oil from your tree every year.

only €157/year

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Mature

Ruby Plan

  • AGE: 50 Years
  • CO2 absorbed: 400kg/year
  • Your Gift: 5l of original extra virgin olive oil from your tree every year.

only €197/year

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Legacy

Diamond Plan

  • AGE: 100 Years
  • CO2 absorbed: up to 700kg/year
  • Your Gift: 10l of original extra virgin olive oil from your tree every year.

only €297/year

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3 reasons to adopt a tree

1. Gift/adopt a tree for birth or a birthday as a symbol to celebrate a new beginning and a token of luck, and a long life full of wisdom and prosperity.
2. Gift/adopt a tree for a wedding/family as a symbol for a strong bond that carries peace, wisdom, and prosperity into the next generation. 
3. Help preserve a national treasure and agricultural heritage supporting it´s health, reforestation and reducing CO2 to stop climate change.

Bestow an unforgetable and Unique gift

Give your tree a name

Examples

Give your tree a name! We will insert the name on a wooden plate (shape will vary) and hang it on your tree.
1. If you gift or adopt the tree for the birth or birthday of your child you can name the tree after your child.
2. If you gift or adopt a tree for a wedding or as a family you can choose your family name 
as the tree name.
3. If you want to help preserve this garden or to stop climate change you can choose any name for your tree.

May Prosperity and Peace be upon your name

The Story of The Olive Tree

Ancient Egypt

The olive tree played a significant role in ancient Egyptian culture and religion. The Egyptians believed that the tree was sacred to the goddess Isis, who was the goddess of fertility, motherhood, and magic. The olive tree was considered a symbol of peace and prosperity, and it was believed to have healing powers.

One legend tells the story of how the olive tree came to be in Egypt. According to the myth, the goddess Isis asked the sun god Ra to create an olive tree for her. Ra obliged and created the tree, which Isis then planted in the desert. To the surprise of all, the tree flourished in the arid land, providing shade, food, and medicine for the people.

The olive tree became a vital part of Egyptian culture, providing the people with olive oil, which was used for cooking, lighting, and even as a cosmetic product. The oil was believed to have healing properties and was used to treat various ailments.

The Egyptians also used the olive tree in their religious practices. The branches and leaves of the tree were used to create wreaths and garlands for offerings to the gods, and the oil was used to anoint the bodies of the deceased during the embalming process.

Today, the legacy of the olive tree in ancient Egypt lives on. The tree remains a symbol of peace, prosperity, and healing, inspiring us to cherish the gifts of nature and to recognize the power and beauty of the natural world.

Greek Mythology

In Greek mythology, the olive tree was a gift from the goddess Athena to the people of Athens. Legend has it that there was once a fierce competition between Athena and Poseidon, the god of the sea, over who would become the patron deity of the city. Poseidon struck his trident into the ground, causing a saltwater spring to gush forth, while Athena planted an olive tree on the Acropolis.

When the citizens of Athens tasted the water from Poseidon's spring, they found it to be too salty and unpleasant. In contrast, the oil that was produced from Athena's olive tree was delicious and nourishing. The people of Athens thus chose Athena as their patron deity and the olive tree became an emblem of the city.

The olive tree played a significant role in Greek mythology and was considered sacred to Athena. The goddess was often depicted holding an olive branch, and the tree was used in religious rituals and offerings. The ancient Greeks also believed that the oil from the olive tree had medicinal properties and was used to treat various ailments.

Today, the olive tree continues to be an important symbol of Greek culture and tradition. Greece is renowned for its high-quality olive oil, which is widely used in Mediterranean cuisine and is considered one of the healthiest oils in the world. The legacy of Athena's gift lives on, inspiring us to embrace the beauty and bounty of nature and to cherish the gifts that it bestows upon us.

In the Bible

The olive tree holds a special place in the Bible, representing peace, healing, and God's provision. In the book of Genesis, the dove sent out by Noah from the ark returned with an olive branch in its beak, symbolizing the end of the flood and the return of peace to the earth. This event made the olive branch a universal symbol of peace.

In the book of Exodus, Moses was instructed by God to anoint the tabernacle and its utensils with pure olive oil, signifying that they were set apart for holy use. The oil was also used to anoint priests and kings, symbolizing their consecration to God's service.

Throughout the Old and New Testaments, the olive tree and its oil are referenced as a source of healing and nourishment. In the book of Psalms, the Psalmist likens the righteous person to an olive tree, firmly rooted in the house of God and bearing fruit even in old age.

In the New Testament, Jesus frequently used the olive tree and its oil in his parables and teachings. In the parable of the ten virgins, for example, he tells the story of the five wise virgins who brought enough olive oil to keep their lamps burning through the night. The oil symbolizes the presence of the Holy Spirit, which sustains and guides believers through the challenges of life.

Today, the olive tree remains a powerful symbol of God's provision and grace, inspiring us to seek peace, healing, and nourishment in all aspects of our lives. Its sturdy trunk, gnarled branches, and silver-green leaves remind us of the steadfastness of God's love and the beauty of His creation.

in The Quran

The olive tree is highly regarded in the Quran, representing purity, wisdom, and enlightenment. In the Quran, the olive tree is mentioned as a blessed tree that is neither from the east nor the west, and its oil is described as a shining light.

In Islamic tradition, it is believed that the first olive tree was planted by the Prophet Adam in the Garden of Eden, and its oil was used to anoint the Prophet Noah's ark before the great flood. The Quran also mentions the olive groves that surrounded the Prophet Muhammad's mosque in Medina, which were a source of nourishment and comfort for the community.

The olive tree and its oil hold a special place in Islamic culture and are widely used for medicinal and culinary purposes. Olive oil is believed to have many health benefits, including boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, and improving heart health.

The Quran also teaches that the olive tree and its oil have spiritual significance, representing purity, enlightenment, and the presence of God. The Prophet Muhammad is said to have advised his followers to use olive oil for physical and spiritual purposes, such as anointing the body and seeking protection from evil.

Today, the olive tree and its oil remain a powerful symbol of the Islamic faith, inspiring believers to seek purity, wisdom, and enlightenment in all aspects of their lives. Its twisted trunk, silvery leaves, and golden fruit remind us of the beauty and abundance of God's creation and the importance of cultivating a close relationship with Him.

Sow wisdom, prosperity, and peace with every adoption.

Location of your tree

About the property

Your tree is located in South Italy, Apulia - San Francesco - Azienda Agricola Rubini.
I, Sabino Rubini, am the owner of the 100.000m² property on which you will find 
2700 olive trees.

Throughout the year, I make sure that every tree is healthy and grows a multitude of olive fruits that I harvest in November and December to then process into olive oil in coorporation with the Cooperativa Agricoltura Progresso - a traditional mill nearby.

Azienda Agricola Rubini

Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil

With your Tree Adoption, you will get 1-10L of premium extra virgin olive oil from your tree 
based on the plan you choose send to you right away with your certificate.

Every year after that we will ship your oil around Nov/Dec. 

Once we collect the olives from the trees, they are being processed in the near-by mill 
Cooperativa Agricoltura Progresso into a delicious oil with a taste 
unique to the Apulian region.

ADOPT YOUR Olive TREE

subscribe to your desired plan today!
Included is your Certificate, Tree Sign and Name of the tree, and Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil (send out to you after the adoption
 and recurring every year as long as you 
are subscribed).

Sow wisdom, prosperity, and peace with every adoption.

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FAQ

1. What is the exact process for adopting an olive tree?

STEP #1: You choose a plan that suits your needs (Silver, Gold, Ruby, or Diamond) by clicking on the button "Choose plan".
STEP #2: You provide all your contact, payment, and shipping information.
STEP #3: You receive an order confirmation via email. You will be able to reply to that email telling us your desired tree name.
STEP #4: We prepare your tree sign with the tree name of your choice and make a picture of it. The we ship your certificate, photo of your tree with the tree sign, and Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil (size depends on your plan) within 24h on business days.
STEP #5: You receive your package depending on your location. Now you can hang your certificate on the wall and create delicious meals with the Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil to impress your family.
STEP #6: Every year around Nov/Dec, you will receive a can of our Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil to your doorstep as long as you are subscribed to your adoption plan.

2. What are the costs associated with adoption, and what does the money go toward?

You can check out all the plan prices above. The money goes toward the care of the olive trees such as cutting branches, ploughing, fertilizing, olive picking (hand-harvesting!), olive oil production in the near-by traditional mill, and business management related tasks that keep the business running for you. Your money unsures a healthy and long life of the olive trees which are a home to various species such as bees, lizards, local birds, foxes, and insects that keep the soil healthy. 

3. What kind of updates will I receive about my adopted olive tree?

You will receive updates via email on your olive tree and Rubini´s Garden every quarter so you stay up to date with the latest seasonal work and know exactly when you can expect the next delivery of our Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 

4. Can I visit the olive tree in person?

Yes, you can visit your tree in person and even get a 5% discount on our Apartments HERE

5. How does the adoption program benefit the local community?

a) Preserving local agriculture: By adopting an olive tree you help to support local farmers and preserve traditional agricultural practices that have been passed down through generations. Olive farming is an important part of our cultural heritage, and by adopting a tree, you can help to keep this important tradition alive.
b) Promoting sustainable farming: We use sustainable farming practices, such as avoiding the use of pesticides and relying on natural fertilizers. By supporting us through our adoption program, you can help to promote sustainable farming and protect the local ecosystem.
c) Boosting the local economy: Olive farming is an important part of our economy, and by adopting a tree, you can help to support our local business and help create jobs in the area.
d) Providing education and community outreach: Our adoption program provides educational opportunities for visitors to learn about the history and culture of olive farming in the region. This can help to promote a greater understanding and appreciation for the local community.
e) Preserving local biodiversity: Olive trees are an important part of the local ecosystem and provide habitat for many species of birds and other wildlife. By supporting the adoption of olive trees, you can help to preserve local biodiversity and protect the environment for future generations.

6. What happens if something goes wrong with my adopted olive tree, such as damage from weather, pests, or death of age?

In these cases, we will inform you via email and will choose another tree equally in age and quality including your tree name. 

7. What kind of olive oil will my adopted tree produce, and how can I use it?

The oil we produce from our olive trees is a premium extra virgin olive oil that you can use for salads, cooking, even skin and hair care.

8. Can I adopt multiple olive trees? 

Yes, once you clicked on the button "Choose Plan" on this page and go through the according plan page you will need to click on the green "Order now" button to get to the payment section. Once there, you will be able to choose up to 3 trees within your adoption plan. 
For each tree, you will receive the respective amount of olive oil. 

Example: If you choose to adopt 3 trees on the Diamond Plan, you will receive 10L for each tree every year which is 30L every year. 

9. Is the adoption program environmentally sustainable and responsible?

Our olive tree adoption program is environmentally sustainable and responsible ini the following ways:
1. Sustainable farming practices: The adoption program supports the use of sustainable farming practices, such as organic farming or integrated pest management. These practices reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers, which can harm the environment and local ecosystem.
2. Water conservation: Olive trees require a significant amount of water, and our adoption program promotes water conservation practices, such as drip irrigation or rainwater harvesting.
3. Biodiversity conservation: Olive groves can provide habitat for a variety of plant and animal species, and our adoption program supports and promotes biodiversity conservation by preserving natural habitats and minimizing the impact of farming on the ecosystem.
4. Local community involvement: The adoption program involves the local community in the olive farming process and supports community development projects that can enhance the quality of life for local residents.
5. Transparency and accountability: The adoption program provides transparency in the adoption process, including information about the farming practices used, the impact on the environment and local community, and the financial sustainability of the program.