Olives to oil harvesting party

May 25, 2019 @ 14:00 – 16:30
St James Park
Burwood Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Morgan Koegel (3000acres)

People will be coming together to harvest unwanted olives from Melbourne backyards and street trees to be pressed into local olive oil to take home for free. Go along to this event either to drop off some olives you’ve already picked or to join their ‘harvesting party’. They will send you out with a map and harvesting equipment to go and pick local olive trees. The olives that you pick will then be pressed into olive oil which is free for you to collect the following weekend.

  4 Responses to “Olives to oil harvesting party”

  1. Oh no, I see i am a year late……:(((

    • Or a year too early … the event happens every year but had to be called off this year because of COVID-19.

  2. Yay I am gathering 100 kg + plus from a property in North East Victoria. No one else was going to save them, so we are saving them from the birds and the wombats. Let them eat grass! I have a crew of 10 keen gatherers.
    I wonder if we could bring them along on Monday. Where is the actual press?

    Rose, Wangaratta

  3. I have a large olive tree with a good crop, and the olives are ready now, but I can’t pick them! Any volunteers ?

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