The aims of the Gleaning Project are to:
- Decrease bear attractants in our community
- Increase public safety
- Donate fruit to Community Connections Food Bank
- Give fruit to our community.
Do you have excess fruit?
Register your fruit tree with our Gleaning Project
The Gleaning Project gathers surplus fruits and vegetables from our community, helping to reduce bear attractants. Residents with excess fruit can contact Revelstoke Bear Aware to arrange volunteers to harvest the fruit. The volunteers receive some of the fruit and the remaining fruit is donated to Community Connections Food Bank. The project also invites all residents to donate their extra fruit, berries, and vegetables directly to Community Connections Food Bank. This project is run in partnership with the Revelstoke Local Food Initiative.
Our program works! For example, in 2012, Community Connections Food Bank was pleased to receive 1600 pounds of cherries, plums and apples from The Gleaning Project. Community Connections Food Bank also saw an increase in the amount of fruit that was being donated, outside of The Gleaning Project.
For more permanent management of your fruit tree…
Bear Aware facilitates the adoption of fruit trees by providing introductions between those who have a fruit tree they don’t want to manage, and those who would like to manage and harvest a fruit tree. Management usually consists of harvesting the fruit and some pruning to facilitate an easy harvest. The conditions of the adoption are determined by the adopter and adoptee and may be made to suit both parties.
Are you interested in:
- Registering your fruit tree so we can send someone to pick for you?
- Volunteering as a fruit picker?
- Putting your tree up for adoption?
- Adopting a fruit tree?
Become part of the Gleaning Project and contact Revelstoke Bear Aware at 250-837-8624 or enter your email below.