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May 10, 2011 04:40 PM

Olive oil made and sold at a southern california college?

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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    1. re: small h

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

      1. re: Lynndsey Rigberg

        I googled "olive oil" + college +

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

    2. 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