Watch: 50 olive trees planted in Dar tal-Providenza garden

50 olive trees were planted in the grounds of Dar tal-Providenza in Siggiewi to celebrate DHL’s 50th anniversary.

The initiative was organised in conjunction with Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA).

The event saw the participation of DHL Malta staff and volunteers from Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar and Dar tal-Providenza pitching in together to plant the trees. All the olive trees planted are from local stock and were acquired from nature reserves run by local NGOs, Gaia Foundation and Birdlife Malta.

DHL Malta’s initiative also has a social dimension as olives produced by the trees being planted will be picked by residents at the St Isidor Agricultural Centre at Id-Dar tal-Providenza during the annual olive harvest. Helping with the harvesting every year is a highlight for the residents

The olives are then sent for pressing and prepared for bottling to be sold by the Centre in Siġġiewi and at the home’s office in St Paul Street, Valletta.

Residents of Dar tal-Providenza have used the spacious greenhouse and grounds to grow a variety of herbs and produce olive oil which is packed and consumed at the home or sold to the public.