May 012012

Over the past year I have noticed a trend reported in newspapers in the British Isles – growing olive trees in England. I spent a lot of time in England in my teens and twenties and my memories are of cold, mist, damp, and more cold no matter the time of year. The memories and the current climate conditions are difficult to reconcile, but I think I am  finally managing.

Here are links to some articles I’ve read on the UK olive-growing phenomenon. It is fascinating to think of the opportunities.

Climate change brings tea, olives to UK
IOL’s Scitech

Climate change series: Focus on olives
Farming Futures

Couple become first growers to sell British olives commercially
Daily Mail Online

Raw Edible Plants

British olives anyone?

Royal Horticultural Society

May the sun shine through your branches.