The main crop in the region is olive oil harvested from trees cared for by the same families for generations. Today, most old presses have been retired but picking the olives is still largely done using traditional methods supplemented by a few mechanical aids.
     Traditionally, many families also kept livestock and almost every household has a small garden full of fruit trees and seasonal vegetables. And just about everybody forages for food - why would you leave wild vegetables to wither and seed or succulent fruits and tasty nuts to fall to the ground and rot?

Way of life
Old olive press Lepreo
way of life

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