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Community Fruit Tree Harvest

fruit tree harvestLoved apple picking as a kid? Here’s your chance to do it again and serve your community at the same time!

The Community Fruit Tree Harvest, a program of Lettuce Link at Solid Ground, serves our community by gleaning fresh fruit from backyard trees to donate to food banks and free meal programs. Fruit Tree owners put their trees on a list to be harvested by teams of volunteers. The volunteers then take the fruit directly to the people who need it.

There is an abundance of fruit in Seattle, and the Community Fruit Tree Harvest cuts down on waste while ensuring that members of the community living on low incomes and otherwise struggling to feed their families have access to fresh, organically grown fruit!

Become a Volunteer!

  • Scout for fruit trees to see if they’re ready to harvest
  • Harvest fruit with new friends
  • Deliver fruit to food banks, meal programs, shelters, etc.
  • Plan and lead harvests

Harvests occur July – October. We are particularly looking for people to become Harvest Leads. Leads will help schedule harvests, and will lead small teams of volunteers to harvest fruit.

A Volunteer Orientation will take place on Thursday, July 25th from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Location TBD in Wallingford.  Contact Mariah at fruitharvest@solid-ground.org or 206.694.6751.