Sunday, September 7, 2014

Gleaning near Canterbury on 13th September

Greetings fellow gleaners of Kent!

 We’ve just discovered thousands of pears and plums going to waste, and need your help to rescue them for charity. We’ll be heading down to a farm in Kent to glean these tasty delicacies  next Saturday 13th September – hope you can join us!

Gleaning day on Saturday 13th September 10am-5pm (TBC):
Join the Arable Spring! Join us for an idyllic day on a farm in the Kent countryside, near Canterbury, saving literally tonnes of delicious pears and plums that would otherwise have been wasted for charity. All the food will be going to charities dealing with food poverty via our good friends
FareShare in London. Travel expenses are covered for those travelling from Kent – just check with us first!

Please join us in the fields! If you can make it, please contact me at to confirm whether you can make the whole day, and send me your phone number and where you’ll be travelling from (e.g. Canterbury, other parts of Kent, etc.) so we can group you with fellow travel companions. We’ll then send you finalized details closer to the time. Please get in touch asap so we have an idea of numbers – the more people we have, the more fruit we can save! Also, please do check whether you can make it, as lots of drop outs at the last minute can jeopardise the gleaning day going ahead! 

Please spread the word to your friends and networks
, and do recommend any groups you think we should get in touch with!

If you can't join us this time, please do sign up to our gleaning list to be the first to know when there's a gleaning day in your area coming up! Also, if you’re interested in helping coordinate gleaning days in the future, please do apply for one of our gleaning coordinator roles in Kent or Bristol!

See you in the fields!

Many thanks,
Martin Bowman
UK Gleaning Co-ordinator
We are 2014 BBC Food and Farming Award winners for Best Initiative in British Food.
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