Mariah at Lettuce Link wrote to tell us that we’re approaching harvest season and that the community fruit trees will soon be ripe for picking. They’re looking for volunteers to help harvest the fruit so that they can donate it to local food banks. Here’s the skinny:
Harvest Fruit for Donation!
The Community Fruit Tree Harvest, a program of Lettuce Link at Solid Ground, serves our community by gleaning fresh fruit from backyard trees to donate to food banks and free meal programs. Fruit Tree owners put their trees on a list to be harvested by teams of volunteers. The volunteers then take the fruit directly to the people who need it.
There is an abundance of fruit in Seattle, and the Community Fruit Tree Harvest cuts down on waste while ensuring that members of the community living on low incomes and otherwise struggling to feed their families have access to fresh, organically grown fruit!
How can I get involved?
Become a Volunteer!
– Scout for fruit trees
– Harvest fruit with new friends
– Deliver fruit to food banks, meal programs, shelters, etc.
– Lead teams of volunteers as a Harvest Leader.
Harvests occur July – October. Contact Mariah at [email protected] or 206.694.6751.
Donate Your Fruit!
We can help you harvest your:
– Apples, Plums, Pears, Asian Pears, Cherries, etc.
(Worm- & Pesticide-free)
All donated fruit goes to food banks, meal programs, shelters, etc. Please contact: Seattle Tilth Garden Hotline at 206.633.0224 or [email protected].
Where can I find more information?
Find more information on our website: http://www.solid-ground.org/Programs/Nutrition/FruitTree/Pages/default.aspx