The Lemhi County FFA plans to make several more fruit tree gleaning field trips this season. If you are interested in pitching in, please get in touch with Katie Cooper at 208-993-1372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Salmon Local Foods Group has met for a number of years. We’re citizens and organizations more than a little worried that even our rural, agricultural community is losing its ability to feed itself. So when the Salmon FFA Chapter found a grant that could help them get involved in a community gleaning project, we cheered.
Gleaning is an old term and simply means collecting leftover crops after the farmer has completed his harvest. In our community, however, we were watching as apples, cherries, and apricot trees would bear fruit and go to waste while many less fortunate in our town were going hungry.
The Salmon FFA agreed to take a lead role in identifying fruit trees that had been abandoned and were not being harvested, mapping them, gathering fruit, and distributing to the local food banks. They also set out to help prune the trees and work with Salmon…
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