2013 Olive Oil Project Update

Posted: November 20, 2013

The 2013 batch of Scripps College olive oil has arrived! Thanks to those in the community who participated in this year’s harvest or helped make this project possible.

The new tradition of olive harvesting for natural campus resources is not only sustainable, a great community builder, and a joyful experience, but it is a practice that helps support our recent graduates with experience in entrepreneurship, coordination of the olive oil process from start to finish, and community outreach,”  says Lola Trafecanty, director of grounds at Scripps College.

All proceeds from the sale will be allocated towards sustainability and community outreach programs at Scripps College. A 10-month, part time, sustainable entrepreneurship coordinator fellowship for Sara Estevez Cores 13′ was partially funded through last year’s proceeds, and we hope to continue this opportunity for future Scripps alumnae.

Bottles of olive oil will be available for purchase on Friday, November 22 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Holden Court (north entrance of Malott Commons) and at the Sunday Claremont Farmer’s Market, December 1 from 8:00am-1:00 pm. Bottles are $40 each. Please note: we can only take personal checks, cash, or Claremont Cash in lieu of payment.

If you pre-purchased a bottle, you may pick it up on November 22 during the sale; just bring your receipt. Bottles will be available for purchase at the Scripps Student Store and the Huntley Bookstore after December 1.

The inaugural olive oil bottle label was designed by Sarah Moos ’09, an original participant in the olive oil project. This year, we held a label art competition, open to the Scripps community; by majority vote, Jennifer Livermore ’14’s submission (right) was chosen as the winning design.

Join us for a labeling party on Thursday, November 21, from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Scripps garage. All volunteers will be entered into a raffle to win one of two sustainable products baskets.

« »