A living organism that’s older than the Lebanese cedars? or better, the Pyramids? Before you start rolling eyes, hear us out… In the Northern village of Bchealeh, Lebanon, lies an olive grove (that’s been certified by the hundred curious scientists that’ve come from the world’s confines to analyse it) where huge olive trees stand, and who go back to up to 80 centuries, yes, to 6000 BC, according to advanced dating techniques that were used to shed a light on those absolute rarities (growing at 1300 meters, a unique feat, as you dont usually find olive trees at such altitude).
An ambitious project aims to bring the public attention to this treasure by reorganizing the village of Bchealeh around their beloved olive grove: Artisanal goods, olive-derived products, and open air museum, and a library are among the many planned projects aiming to make of Bchealeh and its millenial trees, a touristic, cultural and historical sanctuary, for those of us who seek a glimpse and spread the word, of an ancient spirit who’s still among us since the dawn of humanity.
First internationalParticipation of the Association, (APLH), in the International Forum, “Urban Transformations, Creative Ecosystems and Social Cohesion, European Cultural Policies between Crisis and Development”, under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic,