Do you need/want an olive tree? McEvoy Ranch (the makers of my most frequently used olive oil, and much-loved shower gel and lotion) are closing their tree nursery. Thus, they are having a sale on their trees.
I love the sight of olive trees with their silvery leaves and gnarly bark, and I don't mind much when they drop hard little black pebbles on the sidewalk. Oh, and the little starry blossoms are just lovely.
I don't know much about making oil from those pebbles, but I gather it's not as easy as processing fruit into jams or veggies into pickles. Sure would be fun to be part of a harvest though. Or take a workshop to learn more.