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Update – More Info on Backyard Produce Not Harvested

September 14, 2011

Back on September 3rd this blog discussed options to avoid the waste of backyard produce.  Well, there’s more going on than we knew, at least in our neck of the woods.  Our local National Public Radio website posted “Stocking Needy Kitchens With Low Hanging Fruit” today from Voice of San Diego.

The article offered the following inspirational examples of how to share abundance:

Harvesting San Diego sponsored by San Diego Food Not Lawns connects local fruit tree owners that have excess fruit with a local food assistance program, the International Rescue Committee.

Crop Swap Carlsbad is a neighborhood harvesting program in North San Diego County.  They take excess fruit from donors and bring it to food banks.  Crop Swap Carlsbad currently seeks fruit tree (citrus + avocado) owners to donate their bounty.

Fresh Food for Families San Diego  is a community service program provided by the Housing Opportunities Collaborative that harvests fruit and vegetables from residential properties within San Diego County.  All of the harvested fruit and vegetables are donated to local community organizations that distribute it to people in need.  Started in early 2011, Fresh Food for Families has already harvested and distributed over 2,000 pounds of food.

Are we ready to get picking?

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