Friday, March 19, 2010

A Neighborhood Harvest in Salem

I was contacted recently through the neighborhood association about a new project called Neighborhood Harvest of Salem. I think this sounds so cool!

Basically, people sign up their fruit trees or gardens if they have more than they can harvest, and then volunteers organize a harvest party to pick the fruit. Much of the harvest is donated to Marion-Polk Food Share and the rest is split among the volunteers.

What a great way to have fresh, local fruits and veggies at the food bank! Plus, all those extra cherries on that tree in your backyard can be split among people in the community. And you won't end up with a tummy ache. Win-win, I say.


Stephanie Matlock Allen said...

Friends of Salem Saturday Market is thrilled to announce that Neighborhood Harvest has recently been incorporated into our group. NH is now a project of Friends of Salem Saturday Market, & we're moving forward with a common mission and enthusiasm for improving Salem!

Nadene LeCheminant said...

Dear Rebekah and Stephanie, thanks for the publicity! We are looking forard to the summer harvest parties. Nadene

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