Have you noticed the fruit trees on your street leaning over with abudance, tons of veggies in your garden, the full stands at the farmer's market? These are the tell-tale signs of peak gleaning season!
The Thurston County Food Bank has a Gleaning Program so that more of this locally grown food reaches hungry mouths, and less of it goes to waste. Farmers and gardeners can call the gleaners if they need help harvesting their abundance, and volunteers can help by joining the ranks, receiving weekly email updates and harvest times. Gleaning is a great activity for families and groups, contact us and we can schedule a volunteer day that works for you.
If you have a spare day each week, or even just once this harvest season, we'd love to have you along for a glean! And if you have produce for us to harvest, do your part in eliminating food waste, and give us a call.
Donation hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00 at 220 Thurston Ave NE
To work with the Thurston County Food Bank’s gleaning and gardening efforts:
call Shannon (360) 352-8597 ext. 108
Get weekly updates via Facebook www.facebook.com/thurstoncountygleaners
Happy Harvest Season!
a slideshow presentation by Marisha Auerbach
Traditions Cafe: 300 5th Ave, Olympia, WA
$10 - $7 sliding scale
In the Maritime Northwest, it is possible to grow all our own produce year-round with limited time to establish a system and limited effort. As petroleum becomes more expensive, this sort of system can provide an example to support our evolution to a more sustainable society. Marisha Auerbach specializes in converting properties from grass to to a perennial forage system. A perennial forage system functions much like a natural ecological system, and yields year round produce with minimal work. These systems are developed to meet the needs of the inhabitants on site. Marisha provides most of her diet and income from her garden and has surplus produce and crafts to give away and trade for other supplies.
This presentation is an invitation for you to visit Marisha's garden through slides and lecture. She will be discussing how you can work towards self-reliance in produce if you have property to work with as well as guerrilla tactics to grow more food and flowers in the greater Olympia area. This lecture offers an opportunity to create cultural change through gardening.
For more information or to register, contact Marisha Auerbach at (360) 273-7117 or email@example.com
Support the Olympia Free Herbal Clinic!
Enjoy live music by June Madrona and other artists over a three-course sit-down dinner featuring cob-oven pizza, locally grown produce and a variety of herbal treats, wild edibles salad, decadent desserts, wine and beverage bar, and raffle/silent auction. Vegan, meat, vegetarian, and gluten-free pizzas and more available!
Saturday, July 12, 5 to 9pm
Fertile Ground Community Center; 311 9th Ave SE (across from Olympia Timberland Library)
$10 to $20 Donation
The Olympia Free Herbal Clinic is an umbrella project of Done & Done 501(c)3. We're raising funds to open a free clinic at the Bread & Roses Advocacy Center during the summer of 2008. We hope to have walk-in hours one to two days per week. We'll offer education, personalized health consultations, botanical remedies and other supplies free of charge. We serve to empower anyone and everyone, regardless of financial or other circumstances, to take charge of their own health care.