Ep. 144 - Gardening and Gleaning for Charity: After The Harvest

Just Grow Something | The "Why" Behind the "How" of Gardening

18-04-2023 • 43 mins

Last summer we talked a little bit about growing extra produce in our gardens specifically for donation. I will leave a link to that episode in this episode description. This week I have the pleasure of interviewing two folks from After The Harvest, an organization here in the Kansas City Metro area that rescues fruits and vegetables from going to waste and donates them to agencies that serve hungry people in the Greater Kansas City area. Their volunteers glean after the harvest, picking what’s left in farmers’ fields and picking up already harvested leftover produce. They bring together volunteers, growers, financial donors and food agencies all participating in fighting hunger, improving nutrition and reducing food waste.

Our farm has donated to After The Harvest for years at one of our local farmer’s markets and I was happy to reach out get them on this show to not only spread their mission here locally but to speak to you about how you can get involved in whatever organization facilitates the movement of fresh fruits in vegetables in your area to the people who need it the most.

So, take a listen to my conversation with Brooke and Clay from After The Harvest and maybe think about the ways you can be helping this movement in your own area with produce from your own garden. Let’s dig in.


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After the Harvest | Healthy Food for Hungry People » After the Harvest (aftertheharvestkc.org)

Volunteer » After the Harvest Gleaning Calendar

Laws, Resources, & Organizations for Gleaning & Food Recovery - National Gleaning Project

Map of Gleaning & Food Recovery Organizations in the USA (nationalgleaningproject.org)

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