Tag Archives: Tree Gleaning

Harvesting Hope

There are many valiant gleaning initiatives in the U.S., but I haven’t seen any that also count integrating refugees into American life as part of their mission. Except, that is, the Iskashitaa Refugee Network. Last month, I had the opportunity to visit with the Tucson, Ariz., operation and was impressed with their range of programs [...]

March 5, 2013 | Posted in Food Recovery, Tree Gleaning | Comments closed

Gleaning Trees for (and with) Refugees

This video combines two of my favorite things–local news and tree gleaning. Here, Tucson’s KVOA tells us about Iskash*taa Refugee Harvesting network, which gleans backyard citrus trees to sweeten refugees’ lives. Plus, it’s awesome to see the recipients harvesting alongside others. That experience and interaction will benefit both recipients and volunteers. My one complaint: how [...]

June 23, 2010 | Posted in Food Recovery, Tree Gleaning | Comments closed
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