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Denver Yard Harvest

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It’s been an exciting couple of seasons since we began operations in 2011. In these two years we have harvested and distributed over 5000 lbs of fresh produce, from residents in Denver, to local organizations that serve people in need in our community.

Learn more here: www.YardHarvest.org.

Apples, summer squash, tomatoes, peaches, and cherries are just a few of the types of produce that grow in and around Denver. Grow some, eat, share, and enjoy!

What We Do: Responding to homeowners’ requests to harvest their trees and gardens, our volunteers leave some fresh produce with Denverites, and deliver the rest to day care centers, homes for the elderly, community kitchens, and other organizations that serve Denver’s people in need.

Who We Are: A loose network of professionals, homeowners, health nuts, and other community-minded people who want to promote nutrition, reduce waste, and have some fun in the process.

Our Mission: To bring fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste to people who might otherwise go without it, while building community and local connections.

From the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project

The idea is simple. Each summer and fall, Denver residents contact us when their yards are producing more fruits and vegetables than they can use. Our volunteers harvest this produce, leave some with the residents, and deliver the rest to organizations in Denver that serve people in need, distributing the food either directly or through educational programs that help people prepare or preserve fresh produce. It’s a cliche, but we are all about working with organizations that provide a hand up, and not a hand out. We focus on those programs that provide job skills training, self-reliance, and other resources that help people help themselves.

Written by Jason

August 12th, 2010 at 7:21 am

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