Gleaning: a CVUUS Green Sanctuary Environmental Justice Project

Many helped harvest butternut squash for Salvation Farms and area food shelves on Sat., Oct 7 at Caitlin Gildrien’s Farm in Leicester.  More gleaning and local food processing projects will be coming.

Gleaning, the collection and redistribution of excess or lightly damaged food, is a CVUUS Green Sanctuary Environmental Justice Project. There are a few ways you can get notices and participate. One way is through the Weekly Blast. Another is by getting notices directly by registering at    Select the type of work you’d like to do, which includes planting, gleaning, processing, delivering, admin, etc. You can take home some gleaned items if there’s enough.  Gleans are usually 1 1/2- 2 hrs. Please feel free to stay for whatever amount of time you can. Look for more details about gleaning in the Sanctuary lobby. Salvation Farms was CVUUS’s donee in September.

CVUUS has engaged in several conversations on class inequity. Many gathered in Oct and again in April to explore privilege and access. You can preview what we covered in the Oct workshop (cvuus-final) and in the April one (CVUUS Race-Class) here.