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Okanogan County Community Action Council

13.01.2023 in Previous Host Sites (WA)

Site Information Website: http://occac.com/index.php/get-help/food-programs/ Email Address: info@occac.com Location: 424 S 2nd AveOkanogan, WA 98840 The OCCAC Food Bank serves as a distribution point for all of the food banks all over Okanogan county. We work to glean from local growers, and offer training for raised bed…

Gleaning Fruit Trees With Spokane Edible Tree Project

04.01.2023 in Orchards

Orchards.  Spokane County is lucky to have a network of about 30 fruit growers identified as the Green Bluff Growers. SETP has worked with about 8 of these orchards during the gleaning season and hopes to work with many more as they become more visible…

Backyard Harvests with Spokane Edible Tree Project

04.01.2023 in Fruit Tree Harvest

Spokane’s neighborhoods are filled with fruit trees. According to a 2012 tree mapping completed by the city of Spokane, there are around 7,000 potentially edible trees throughout the city. This means that there is an abundance of fresh fruit and nuts that can be used…

Fruit Tree Gleaning Tools with Spokane Edible Tree Project

04.01.2023 in Fruit Tree Harvest

Orchard Ladders Orchard ladders, or tripod ladders, have three legs to increase stability and allow gleaners to position the ladder securely between branches when picking high fruit. They’re available in various heights. Spokane Edible Tree Project owns 10-foot orchard ladders, which are secured to a…

Fruit Tree Education Series with Spokane Edible Tree Project

04.01.2023 in Education

Since its inception, SETP has been committed to educating the community about fruit tree care and food preservation. They have offered a variety of classes such as fruit tree pruning, apple cider vinegar making, and best fruit varieties for the Inland Northwest. Many individuals in…

Gleaning Procedure with Spokane Edible Tree Project

04.01.2023 in General/ Logistics

Contact the Tree Owner SETP always gets permission before gleaning. Gather information about the tree(s) and the property with assistance from the tree owner. Details to gather: Tree owner’s contact information Tree types Number of trees Tree heights Location of the trees on the property…

Market Recovery with Spokane Edible Tree Project

04.01.2023 in Market Recovery

Spokane Edible Tree Project expanded their produce recovery efforts to include the local farmers’ market in 2017. Twice a week, SETP volunteers arrived at the Spokane Farmers’ Market at closing time to pick up donations from vendors. Here’s how it worked during its inaugural year:…

Marketing and Visibility with Spokane Edible Tree Project

04.01.2023 in Visibility

As an organization that was formed just a few years ago, marketing and visibility are extremely important for Spokane Edible Tree Project. The organization has spent a lot of time reaching out to the community to let them know who they are, what they do,…

Donor Relations with Spokane Edible Tree Project

23.12.2022 in Donor Relations

Spokane Edible Tree Project has a tree registry with a network of about 150 residential tree owners. They also work with numerous orchards in Spokane County. Various methods are used to recruit and engage tree owners throughout the year. Outreach. SETP’s backyard fruit tree outreach…

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