Our most recent article, as published in the Mt. Democrat newspaper
Olives: From Garden to Table
By Sue Mosbacher, UCCE Central Sierra
Olive trees are native to the Mediterranean, grown in rocky soil without irrigation. Rocky soil without irrigation? Sounds like a perfect fit for the Central Sierra region! They are good drought tolerant landscape trees for California and over the last few years many homeowners in the Central Sierra area planted mini olive tree groves.