On Wednesday, November 17th, we harvested olives at Arcosanti.

The crew started at 7:30 am and worked into the afternoon picking olives to be pressed for olive oil. Workshop participants as well as community members gathered together to pick olives, first the shorter trees in the Minds Garden and then the taller trees around the main Arcosanti site.

A lot of olives on the shorter trees could be reached from the ground, or on tip-toes.

A ladder was used to get into the tops of the trees. A bucket could be hung around the neck to keep the hands free.

The harvest continued the next day at Cosanti with the workshop participants the only workers. The final results: 839 pounds at Arcosanti and 465 pounds at Cosanti!

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