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Back in Santa Barbara, we’re open to whatever winter has in mind, rain or shine. Branches keep us looking up; seasons keeps us moving forward. We always hope for the perfect winter, and for an olive tree in Coastal California’s warm-summer Mediterranean climate, that’s going to feel a bit cool and precipitous. Now is when we welcome the rain, which naturally nurtures the soil and makes it soft enough to plant new trees and complimentary crops... think lavender, rosemary and enough lemons to keep a stand juicing for days. Softer earth also allows us to cut trails around the orchard…...

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