What you will receive with the adoption

  • Certificate of adoption
  • Tag with your name
  • Constant update on the growth stages of your olive tree
  • Un ulteriore omaggio in relazione alla tipologia di adozione selezionata



The name comes from the size of the olive, small, tiny, precisely “mignola.”
It is a variety from the Marche region, widespread in the provinces of Macerata, Ascoli Piceno and Ancona, with the greatest concentration in the municipality of Cingoli, to the innermost areas.
It is moderately sensitive to cold and not very sensitive to fly attacks.

Description of the plant

The mignola variety olive tree is vigorous with voluminous foliage and long fruiting branches. Its leaves are large and broad with elongated flowering.


The oil of this variety is golden yellow, medium fruity, with hints of berries, distinctly bitter and spicy flavor, high in polyphenols.


Small, ovoid, asymmetrical olive with pointed apex; fruit color deep green to inky black.

CO2 absorbed

Approximately 120 kg/plant per year at full rate

Oil yield


  • Give a name to the olive tree you want to adopt

  • Choose the level of adoption

    Based on the level of adoption you choose, you will be able to support the project and receive a personalized gift that you can collect directly at the headquarters of the Fondazione Ferretti

  • It's a gift?

What happens once you adopt an olive tree?

Receive complimentary certificate

You or your loved one will receive the adoption certificate via email. You can stop by and pick up the gift and take the opportunity for a healthy walk in the woods

Follow / monitor the olive grove

Periodically you will receive information about the olive tree you have adopted and the activities we conduct in the olive grove and the forest


We will invite you to participate in the olive harvest day dedicated to our supporters and other special events such as picnics, walks, tastings, forest bathing

Why adopt an olive tree?

Impact on biodiversity

An olive grove in which there are more native varieties of olive trees ensures greater biodiversity and better resistance to climate change and pest attacks.

A completely unique system of relationships between fauna and flora has been created in the thousand-year-old forest of the Selva di Castelfidardo; the proximity of the olive grove promotes the extension of the protection zone for local fauna (mammals, avifauna, amphibians, reptiles and pollinating insects). Hedges and uncultivated areas provide shelter for these species, where they find favorable conditions to reproduce and thrive.

The olive groves that are cultivated in this way represent proper “ecological corridors” for wildlife that travel through them from the Musone River to the Apennines.

Organic farming and landscaping project

The Selva of Castelfidardo olive grove is cultivated according to organic farming principles: leaving the soil untouched to encourage the growth of wild grasses and flowers. The goal is to protect the soil from erosion and runoff and to create the life conditions for all kinds of fauna.

A similar function is served by the hedges that surround and cross the olive grove: they create shelter for animals and act as a fence for the cultivated area.

Management of the organically managed olive grove is carried out by Selva Cooperativa Sociale. The work is a continuous source of training for its workers. The workers of the cooperative are committed to popularizing and promoting low-impact forms of cultivation in the area by retracing the history of the bond between man and agriculture.

The added value of landscape agriculture in society.

Because of its conformation and method of cultivation, our olive grove is also a recreational space in which to walk, spend time in peace and in the open air. Traditional intensive cultivation, in fact does not allow this possibility, instead represents areas of risk to our health.

Why the olive tree?

Planting an olive grove during a climate crisis means making a difference. It is estimated that one hectare of organically managed olive grove can absorb 15.5 tons of CO2 in a year, unlike a traditional cropping system that stores only 10 tons; it is also a water-stress tolerant, consumption-conscious plant that can effectively manage its resources.