We are very happy to announce that the millenary olive trees from the Sénia Territory (to which Godall belongs) have been declared by UNFAO as Important System of World Agricultural Heritage (SIPAM). On December 7, our local newspaper, Mes Ebre (see: https://bit.ly/2FHTryy) reported that this acknowledgment was approved by the GIAHS program of the FAO and its Scientific Advisory Group. The Scientific Advisory Group also congratulated all the people involved in the candidacy and stated that the bidding letter from Ms. Tere Adell (manager of the Senia Territory) was the best presentation letter received. Ralda & Friends, as well as...

Last March 10-11, our village of Godall held the 15th edition of its Oil and Asparagus Fair. As it happened in 2017, Ralda&Friends invited all its Friends and Adopters to our annual Encounteer in order to enjoy on the culture, the folklore and the gastronomy of our village. In the following link you can find Alfredos speech for the formal Opening of last years edition (which we are still honoured to recall): https://youtu.be/oy5Y4mC6oXM About 15 friends coming from different points of Europe travelled to meet and greet us. On March 11, morning, they were able to enjoy a popular breakfast made by...

The World Olive Day (every Nov. 24) is an annual event that was launched in 2016 by the International Olive Council (www.internationaloliveoil.org). According to this International forum, the World Olive Day is aimed to spread the concept that the olive production is an agent in combating global warming, because olive growing has a positive carbon balance, sequestering more CO2 in its growth cycle than the greenhouse gases emitted in the production process of virgin and extra virgin olive oil. On the other hand, olive oil and table olives, are a proven source of nutrition and health, and key ingredients in...

In our last post we reported our Summer visit to the Farga del Arión, where some of the oldest olive trees in the world are living and producing oil.  Related to this, today we want to introduce a very interesting initiative that Ralda & Friends is publicly supporting. It is called the Olivos Milenarios project (Millennial Olive Trees) (www.aceiteolivosmilenarios.com), gathering all the oils made from olive trees aged 1.000 years or more within the Sénia Territory. In Spain, where the regions of Valencia, Catalonia and Aragon meet, you can find the Sénia Territory. There, between the Sénia River and the...

Summer holidays are here and Ralda&Friends want to suggest original activities in our region that may nourish both your health and mind. Our suggestion of today is about oleo-tourism and, particularly, about a very interesting asset located in the village of Ulldecona, in Tarragona province, very close to our home in Godall. There, in Ulldecona, you will find a unique natural patrimony: around 40 millenary olive-tree (not to confound with the millennial people), some of them aged more than 1.700 years, that are still in production of olive-oil. You can meet these wonderful trees and the lands surrounding by following...