The Olive

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01The Tree20000706

In a five-part series, Natalie Wheen interweaves the ancient history and legend of this gnarled tree with the story of one year in the life of her own small olive grove on the Greek island of Lesbos. 1: `The Tree'. She looks at some of her very oldest trees and talks with her neighbours about the history of this and other groves on the island.

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In a five-part series, Natalie Wheen interweaves the ancient history and legend of the olive tree with the story of one year in the life of her own small olive grove on the Greek island of Lesbos. 2: `Pruning'. The olive, they say, is the only tree to respond to man. If you love it, it will react. Prune even the oldest one, and it will reward you with new green shoots.

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In a five-part series, Natalie Wheen interweaves the ancient history and legend of the olive tree with the story of one year in the life of her own small olive grove on the Greek island of Lesbos. 2: `Pruning'. The olive, they say, is the only tree to respond to man. If you love it, it will react. Prune even the oldest one, and it will reward you with new green shoots.

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In a five-part series, Natalie Wheen interweaves the ancient history and legend of the olive tree with the story of one year in the life of her own small olive grove on the Greek island of Lesbos. 2: `Pruning'. The olive, they say, is the only tree to respond to man. If you love it, it will react. Prune even the oldest one, and it will reward you with new green shoots.

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In a five-part series, Natalie Wheen interweaves the ancient history and legend of the olive tree with the story of a year in the life of her own small olive grove on the Greek island of Lesbos.

3: `The Harvest'.

She prepares to harvest the 60 olive trees on her land.

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In a five-part series, Natalie Wheen interweaves the ancient history and legend of the olive tree with the story of a year in the life of her own small olive grove in Greece. 4: `Pressing for Oil'. She joins the locals gathering around the village presses as they turn the fruits of their labours into the golden green and aromatic oil.

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She joins the locals gathering around the village presses as they turn the fruits of their labours into the golden green and aromatic oil.

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Natalie Wheen concludes her five-part series about the olive tree.

`The Feast'.

At the end of her year as an olive farmer, she samples the myriad pleasures of cured olives and learns how best to appreciate the unctuous joys of the oils.

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