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Table Olives at Home and How to Use Them - Workshop

This workshop, in collaboration with Don Landis, will teach you how to use your backyard olives for table production. We will cover topics like the tree biology, how the harvest affects flavors, processing methods of de-bittering and packaging and we will end with a tasting of delicious homemade table olives.



Saturday April 29, 2023



9:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.


Please contact Adele Amico Roxas (adamicoroxas@ucdavis.edu) to request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, for any food allergy and dietary restrictions



UC DAVIS Olive Oil Center at Robert Mondavi Institute
RMI Sensory Building
392 Old Davis Road, Davis CA 95616


  • History of the olives in the Mediterranean Basin
  • Physiology of the olives
  • Harvest
  • Processing methods
  • Packaging
  • Canning



    Don Landis

    Don Landis, lives in Sebastopol, California. Don has a passion. Olives. Making use of "The Noble" fruit since the early 1990's, Don shares all he can of the Olive. Teaching people how to make use of Olives in natural, age-old traditional ways, without lye; helping people select the best Olive trees for their intended use; caring for their Olive trees and when to harvest are just some aspects of the world of Olives Don shares. Talking Olive, that is a special part of Don's life. Teaching, sharing the knowledge and helping Olive people fuels the passion. With classes, workshops and Olive events, the word is spread. Don presents an all-things Olive event every year hosted by Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma, California; An Olive Odyssey. This event is "entertaining, delicious and fun." Don hosts small group workshops at his home in Sebastopol, by appointment. Then there is "Olives in Wine Country Tours", to fully enjoy all about table Olives and Olive oil in Sonoma and Napa counties.




    General Registration: $150.00.




    Visitor Parking Lot 2 | Gateway Structure
    Saturday: parking is FREE




    Registration and payment is only available through the UC Davis registration site and will close on April 27th or when the capacity is met. No other forms of payment can be accepted.



    Email: for more information please email Adele Amico Roxas at adamicoroxas@ucdavis.edu


    This class does not allow for refunds and will not be cancelled. In the event of a new COVID restriction or other unforeseen reason that may cancel in-person classes at UC Davis, we will ship samples to the registered participants and the class will be held in a live virtual format online via Zoom. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.




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    Date of Event:

    Apr 29, 2023

    Time of Event:

    9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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    UC Davis Olive Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute, Sensory Building

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    Contact Information:

    Adele Amico Roxas (adamicoroxas@ucdavis.edu)

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    Last day to register online:

    Thursday, April 27, 2023