Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle
Sharing from our hearts and our gardens
Our Current Projects
The Fruit Tree Harvest
Our neighborhoods have an abundance of residential fruit trees. Do you have a plum tree which has grown too large for easy picking? Too busy to pick your apple tree? Don't know what to do with all that fruit? Tired of cleaning up spoiled fruit from your yard? We can connect you with volunteers to harvest your tree and distribute the fruit to food banks and other local groups. You can help pick if you'd like. Regardless, we would be happy to leave you with a bag of fruit. Help us meet our goal of doubling the amount of fruit picked in 2007 . We are aiming for 2000 pounds! If you have a tree with fruit to donate, please fill out this online form or contact Aviva . Read more about volunteering as an individual or group.
The Lettuce Bowl
You don't need a yard to grow vegetables! With a small patio or balcony, you can pick lettuce just out your door all summer long. With our pilot program at the White Center Food Bank we are promoting self-reliance by teaching people to grow their own healthy fresh vegetables. Our first class was on May 21. We are always looking for donations of clean used or new containers. If you would like to donate materials or containers, contact Aviva . Would you like to grow some of your vegetables in a container? Here are some simple instructions .
Learn how to preserve the bounty of the summer harvest. You can enjoy the fruits of the summer all winter long, by canning and drying the surplus from the garden and orchard. Stock your pantry with Plum butter...Sweet Zuchinni relish...Apple Chutney, and give some to your friends for holiday gifts. Here is our schedule of classes for this summer.
West Seattle PCC: Saturday, August 23, 10-12:30 PM West Seattle PCC
Senior Center West Seattle: September
White Center Food Bank: September
Community Canning Kitchen - Highpoint Community Center: September
We are seeking places of worship who would like to collect home grown produce for the food bank at services each week during August and September. We will come and collect it! During those months (peak harvest times for home gardeners) many folks have spare produce and get overwhelmed trying to figure out what to do with it. Our answer - bring it to church or synagogue, bless it, and leave it for us to pick up! If you are interested, please contact Jane Taylor or call 206.932.9339 to arrange to be on the pick up list.