Salt Lake City residents can now share the bounty of their fruit or nut trees instead of letting the produce go to waste.
The city’s food policy task force has set up a web site to allow residents to register their trees or to volunteer to be part of the Fruit Gleaning Project.
Tree owners can allow volunteers to harvest on a pre-arranged day and time, or they can sign up as an “open harvest” source for trees on the parking strip. People would be welcomed to respectfully harvest from those “open source” trees any day.
Some of the food would benefit local food banks.
This food-waste reduction program is a partnership of the city, TreeUtah, Avenue’s Fruitshare, Green Urban Lunch Box and Salt Lake Community Action Network.
- Heather May