Blog Update!
For those of you not following me on Facebook, as of the Summer of 2019 I've moved to Central WA, to a tiny mountain town of less than 1,000 people.

I will be covering my exploits here in the Cascades, as I try to further reduce my impact on the environment. With the same attitude, just at a higher altitude!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Happy Labor Day! - Now get to work

The Gleaners: Jean-Fran├žois MilletI wanted to bring to your attention something I learned about recently that might be of interest to you. Local and national humanitarian organizations help coordinate "gleanings" in the fall to distribute food to the poor or needy.

For those who have never heard of it before (like me), gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers' fields after they have been mechanically harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest [from Wikipedia].

The Society of St. Andrew seems to be the biggest national organization that is looking for volunteers. If you are looking for a sectarian or more local organization, here are a couple that may be near you:
You may be able to find something similar in your area if you want to get out in the fields and help out some hungry people.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it. There are a lot of farms around me, I'm sure something like this is here.