Sustainability & Biodiversity

We contribute to the ecosystem of the island with Certified Organic Plantations. We are changing the microclimate of Western Lesvos.

The results of our Olive Oil cultivations and caring for nature are that our Faros Estate has become home for thousands of birds & animals, contributing to the biodiversity.

Our Soil

  • 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 sea weed, 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  from the atmosphere and encompass it in the soil.

Temperature

o Olive trees lower the environmental temperature, through their shadowing and biological processes

Water

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 once a dry land.

Sea gulls, geese, sparrows, swallows, red hats, rabbits, cardinals, owls, hawks, falcons, crickets, squirrels, foxes, weasels and cormorants have started to gather and are now calling our estate their home.

Prosperity Lies Ahead in Sigri, Lesvos.

We support and work along with our local community by contributing to the economic & social development of the Island.