Since 2012, we have harvested and distributed 18,000 pounds of farm-fresh produce to food banks across the county! The farm gleaning season runs from as early as May to late October. It all starts with a call or email from a local farmer that has an excess. This can be anything...Read More
The Pierce County Gleaning Project harvests excess produce from farms and residential fruit trees - donating the bounty to food banks and hot meal sites across the county
Check out the goings on with Gleaning in our January Newsletter.
Itching to get your hands in the dirt? Check out the Swan Creek Food Forest’s winter work parties and classes!
It’s finally done! (well mostly). Please bear with us as we deal with minor technical hiccups as we transition to our new registration system.
For Volunteers: To volunteer at Gleaning Project events this season, you need to register on this new website. Registration will include creating a username and password and agreeing to the new liability and terms of participation. The new system will allow us keep accurate head-counts for volunteer events, coordinate carpooling, reduce the amount of emails landing in your inbox, and make the lives of our wonderful harvest coordinators much easier! Integrating the liability release and terms of participation will allow everyone to
Registering for events: after registering for the website, visit the “upcoming harvests” page to see what events we have coming up in the next week or so. You can also see a monthly calender of events at the bottom of the page. When you choose and event you will be asked to login (the login page looks a little funky right now on some browsers), use the username and password from your website registration process. You should only have to input your information once in an event. The next you event you want to register for should automatically fill in the boxes!
Note: when you register for an event you currently are sent to a page that says “no results found”. Your registration HAS been processed, we will have that fixed soon!Read More
Sumner Veggie Coop
We have an exciting new volunteer opportunity starting next week – the gleaning project veggie coop! We will be growing produce on land provided by the Sumner Community Farm. The veggie coop is a weekly season long commitment, 50% of the food will be donated to food banks, and the other 50% will be divided equally amongst the volunteer crew. Space is limited, so sign up today. Our first meeting will be this coming Monday, June 3rd at 6:30 at the Community Garden Offices in Wright Park. To learn more about the veggie coop, visit our website, or sign up below!Read More