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Lush Valley Fruit Tree Program begins for the 2014 season

Lush Valley Food Action Society volunteer orientation goes Tuesday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m. - Submitted
Lush Valley Food Action Society volunteer orientation goes Tuesday, July 22 at 5:30 p.m.
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The season is upon us! Lush Valley Food Action Society is holding a volunteer orientation session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July  22 at 1126 Piercy Avenue in Courtenay for those interested in getting involved in the Fruit Tree Program.

Since 2002, Lush Valley has operated this program which sends volunteers to fruit tree owners’ homes  to harvest the fruit, leaving one-third to the owner, bringing one-third to Lush Valley for redistribution in the community and taking one-third home with them to enjoy.  Last year the Fruit Tree Project harvested a total of 12,000 pounds of cherries, plums, grapes, apples, quince, kiwis and more. The donated fruit was distributed to many local organizations that provide emergency food services to people who need it and may not otherwise have access to it.

This year the program would like to include a vegetable component. Lush Valley is inviting farmers and/or home gardeners to utilize the program as a way to share unwanted extras or seconds of their produce.

If you want to dedicate some time to become involved in an important food security tradition in the Comox valley, as well as have fun and take home some fruit, please come out to the volunteer orientation session on July 22 at 5:30 p.m

For more information, please send an email to fruit@lushvalley.org or call 250-702-2708

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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