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Olive oil made and sold at a southern california college?

Lynndsey Rigberg May 10, 2011 04:40 PM

Hi Chowhounds, I remember a radio story I heard a few years ago on NPR or KPCC about a college in southern california that had alot of olives on their campus and in fact, had become annoying since it was underfoot and making a huge mess. Someone inspired decided to harvest the olives and make and sell olive oil. Here's the question - does anyone know the name of this college? I want to buy this olive oil!!! Thanks!

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    small h RE: Lynndsey Rigberg May 10, 2011 05:18 PM



    Google is magic.

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      Lynndsey Rigberg RE: small h May 10, 2011 09:08 PM

      Amazing, thank you! (BTW, I did try googling it and didn't find it -- bravo to you!)

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        small h RE: Lynndsey Rigberg May 11, 2011 03:02 AM

        I googled "olive oil" + college + site:npr.org

        You provided accurate search terms, so that helped a lot. Hope you enjoy the oil!

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      judybird RE: Lynndsey Rigberg May 11, 2011 04:35 PM

      You've probably already followed the link below, but to add to the info, it's at Cal Tech in Pasadena, the oil is available in the student book store at about $11 for an 8 oz bottle. Last year's harvest is probably already sold out, but you can learn more at http://www.olives.caltech.edu/faq.

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