Seattle Permaculture Meetup Message Board › Fruit Harvest in West Seattle. Can you help?
Dear Seattle Permies,
Beginning mid-July through early October, City Fruit (a non profit organization that harvests excess fruit from residential fruit trees) will be organizing a neighborhood tree fruit harvest in West Seattle.
City Fruit could use community help with locating fruit trees for harvest or maintenance/restoration, mobilizing volunteers, and finding space. Please consider joining these great effort to link trees, food and community this summer!
Also, City Fruit has a paid harvest coordinator position open! Any West Seattle tree fruit, gardening, or plant folks available for part time work?
City Fruit is hiring a harvest coordinator for its West Seattle harvest. The position runs from July 1 - October 6 and involves about 20 hours per week. The harvest coordinator will coordinate 3 - 5 fruit harvests each week by bringing ladders and other equipment to the sites, supervising volunteer harvesters, harvesting fruit, recording data, and seeing that the fruit is properly delivered. Qualifications include: driver's license and access to a pickup truck or station wagon capable of carrying 8 - and 10-foot orchard ladders; knowledge of fruit trees; physically fit and capable of climbing ladders. We want someone who is very reliable and can work well with many types of people. Living in West Seattle is a plus. Pay is $15 per hour. Send a letter of interest and resume to City Fruit at info [at] cityfruit [dot]
Your extra fruit can feed others
Many tree owners can't use all the fruit they grow and hate to see it go to waste. City Fruit (www.cityfruit.org) works neighborhood by neighborhood to harvest extra fruit and distribute it to food banks, meals programs, senior centers, schools and others who can use it. This year we are expanding to West Seattle!
To Donate Fruit . . .
If you have unsprayed, healthy fruit to donate, contact City Fruit at westseattle [at] cityfruit [dot] . Give us your name, address, type of tree and a way to reach you. We will contact you about scheduling a harvest.
...If you have a fruit tree that has a problem (disease, bad fruit, etc.) and you would like to be on our list of fruit trees needing help, email westseattle [at] cityfruit [dot] org with the details of your tree.
If you would like to help harvest fruit in West Seattle, contact City Fruit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support us .. .
You can join us in building community and strengthening our local food system by becoming a member of City Fruit. Join online at www.cityfruit.org