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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 Harvest with WSU Clallam County Extension

29.08.2022 in Fruit Tree Harvest

Clallam County has a rich history of home and farm orchards. The tree fruit in the area includes Apples, Peaches, Cherries, Plums, Pears, and Figs. In addition to this tree fruit, Clallam County can grow several nuts, berries, and vegetables. The environmental good fortune of…

Produce Selection with WSU Clallam County Extension

29.08.2022 in Fruit Tree Harvest

In a location of produce abundance such as Clallam County, finding available produce is not a challenge. Often there is more available than volunteers can pick. Therefore, volunteers should be encouraged to be politely selective about what they harvest and donate. This will ensure that…

Fruit Tree Services at Green Urban Lunch Box

06.05.2022 in Fruit Tree Harvest

In the Salt Lake Valley, thousands of fruit trees grow in homeowners’ backyards, collectively producing hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh fruit each year. The Green Urban Lunch Box’s FruitShare Program partners with fruit tree homeowners and community volunteers to harvest and distribute fruit…

Fruit Tree Harvest with Kitsap Public Health District

21.01.2022 in Fruit Tree Harvest

Kitsap Harvest made its first engagement with possible glean sites at the Farmer’s Markets. We handed out our tri-fold brochure with a detachable door hanger or our door hangers. We asked people to share these in their neighborhoods, or anywhere they saw excess food such…

Backyard Fruit Tree Gleaning with Emergency Food Network

14.01.2022 in Fruit Tree Harvest

Drawing inspiration from Seattle gleaning groups such as Lettuce Link’s Community Fruit Tree Harvest and City Fruit, the PCGP coordinator organized a fruit harvest in five neighborhoods in Tacoma, based on neighborhood council boundaries. While the second year of harvesting fruit trees has reaped more…

Harvest Program at City Fruit

07.01.2022 in Fruit Tree Harvest

Through City Fruit’s Harvest Program, their team and volunteers harvest roughly 40,000 pounds of fruit annually — good fruit that would otherwise go to waste — and redistribute this quality, local fruit throughout Seattle so it can be shared with the community. Harvesting produce from…