> A bit of Tuscany in China

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My friend Steve took us on a tour of his olive groves. Steve is from Singapore and spent time down under, hence the Aussie hat- and now lives in China. Not sure exactly how many languages he speaks but definitely more than I do. They have just started producing the first crop of olives after 3 years which is one year earlier than expected. This project is reaching out to the minority people in the mountainous areas in China. The Yi and the Lisu are all being employed on the farm that also produces, Broccoli, Asparagus, Tomatoes and Hissup.

Children are being educated, jobs created and so many friendships are being developed, true communities as peole work together and play together. We so enjoyed our time there, this photo was taken from what wil be the coffeeshop and cafe that wil serve some of the foods of the area. Maybe the next time I am in China I can drink coffee while enjoying this view.It took almost two hours to climb u the mountain in our large van but fresh olive oil would be so worth it.

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