WHAT WE DO
Neighborhood Fruit Gleaning Raids (we call ourselves the Fruit Bats!) like this one are loosely organized in mid September. Pickers travel to households with visible pear, plum, cherry and apple trees, ask permission to pick, and spend the rest of the day harvesting, washing, pressing cider, or dehydrating for fruit leather/chips.
Sound like fun? We always need more pickers & so do local farms that donate produce to local food banks! So feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the gleaners list!
View "Look forward--the time to forage for fruit is nigh!" in a larger map
Check out our progress in mapping urban fruit trees . . .
Have a tree yourself that you'd like to share or receive help picking? Have a friend in a similar situation? Feel free to add 'em to the map!
And check out what other inspiring organizers from around the country are doing: