Sustainability & Biodiversity
We contribute to the ecosystem of the island with Certified Organic Plantations. We are changing the microclimate of Western Lesvos.
As a result of our olive oil cultivations and care for nature, Faros Estate has become home for thousands of birds and animals, contributing to the biodiversity.
- Soil retention by olive roots, revives the ground that was once bare.
- Using chemical fertilizers is against our philosophy. We collect all-natural local recourses from animal by-products, Posidonia seaweed, from pruning, and we produce compost. Natural resources are therefore returned to the earth and enhance the soil. Seaweed fertilizer is not only organic, but it also comes from a sustainable source and can be harvested without damaging the environment.
- Trace elements found in organic seaweed fertilizers include Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron and Nitrogen are all beneficial to olive trees & key components needed by plants during photosynthesis.
- In doing so we remove it from the atmosphere and encompass it in the soil.
o Olive trees lower the environmental temperature, through their shadowing and biological processes
o Olive trees are a physical barrier to erosion
o We positively affect the aquifer horizon in an area that was waterlogged
o Increasing humidity in an anhydrous terrain
On top of our 40.000 olive trees,
we have carefully chosen more tree varieties to live together with olives, palm trees, pines, cypresses, tamarisk trees, oaks, eucalyptus, pomegranate & fig trees, jojobas, lotuses, nuts, pistachio trees, carobs, grow side by side, bringing life back to what was once a dry land.