Can't imagine a better way to spend a Monday night! Do you know about Garden of Eating - Niagara?A team of volunteers harvest fruit from urban yards when the home owners don't want the fruit. Instead of edible fruit falling to the ground and rotting, it is picked and taken to food banks!
I've loved the work that GoEN has been doing, but it's taken until tonight for me to be able to join in on a harvest. For my inaugural outing... pears in St. Catharines.
Tiffany estimates we managed to get 150 lbs. of fruit from the branches our ladders would reach. Feels amazing to know that 150 lbs of food will go into the hands (and stomachs) of those who need it.
If you're interested in volunteering, or have fruit trees in your yard that you no longer harvest, click here.