Fruits of the City
Who we are
Fruits of the City aims to capture fresh fruit that would otherwise go to waste and redistribute it to those in need. Since 2009 we have partnered with Second Harvest Heartland to glean over 110,000 pounds of fruit from trees in local orchards and nearby backyards.
How to get involved
We are excited about the potential for growth, but need your help! Fruits of the City is currently looking for:
- Volunteers to pick fruit at our gleaning events
- Homeowners to donate unwanted fruit on their trees
- Neighborhood coordinators to help organize the volunteers in designated neighborhoods
- Donors to support our work financially
The gleaning season begins in mid-August and runs through late October. Neighborhood gleanings will be held every Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and every other Saturday from 9:00-12:00 pm, with additional dates and times to be added as the trees ripen.
To register now as a volunteer gleaner or tree owner, click here: . Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-789-3321.
Fruits of the City is partnering with a growing number of local orchards each year. Last year our partnering orchard owners generously provided over 25,000 pounds of fresh fruit for those in need with the help of our dedicated volunteer groups. For information about additional orchard gleaning opportunities, visit VolunteerHub or contact us by email at email@example.com.
This is a great opportunity for business, churches, student groups and others to get involved with our work.
Fruit tree classes
Jeffrey Johnson, a horticulturalist at the University of Minnesota with 30 years of experience, will be teaching fruit tree care, pruning and training classes this spring, summer, and fall. This year we will also have additional guest speakers covering new topics such as soils, bees and pollination, food preservation, and companion planting. Click here to learn more.
Fruits of the City is generously sponsored byand