The Urban Farmers
Have you heard about this fantastic Bay Area non-profit?
In their own words The Urban Farmers “…are a grassroots, all-volunteer, non-profit organization in the East Bay of San Francisco. It is our goal to deliver solutions that address the needs of the people and the planet we inhabit. We harvest backyard fruit for the needy (and along the way do a few other related things like plant and maintain fruit trees) but our focus is on local hunger relief.”
As a community based solution to the persistent problem of hunger the Urban Farmers gleaning project attempts to make excess food available for those who need it most. Their gleaning efforts are so awesome that two years ago they earned the 2010 Diablo Eco Award from Diablo Magazine.
How does it work? Here’s what the Urban Farmer says:
1- Register your tree with us. (On the website you can click on the orange tree to do so)
2- We will contact you.
3- You keep an eye on the tree and let us know when the fruit is ripe
4- We will coordinate a gleaning day with you
5- Our volunteers will harvest your fruit, leave what you want and take the rest to the food bank or a local charity.
If you prefer to harvest your own fruit and all you need is transportation to the food bank, that’s fine too.
What a great idea! We here at Cleary Bros. also believe in strengthening communities and are happy to share this organization with you. To register your fruit tree and for more information click HERE .