Monday, September 6, 2010

Slow Food Delta Diablo’s Day of Gleaning and Cleaning

September 25, Slow Food Delta Diablo is partnering with Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association, the Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank, College Park High School and Brentwood farmers in a day of community action. Called “Gleaning and Cleaning” this day is one of many nationwide actions sponsored by Slow Food USA. Volunteers are being sought to assist Slow Food members in gleaning food from farmers’ markets and local farms or to prepare a Slow Food in Schools garden for the upcoming school year.



Fresh produce from the gleaning will be donated to the Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank, local soup kitchens and homeless shelters. The four markets in the county we will be visiting are: Brentwood, Clayton, Pittsburg and Pinole. Farms we will visit are all located in Brentwood. Volunteers are asked to contact Gail Wadsworth for details and to get on a gleaning team.



Slow Food in Schools garden cleaning will be from 9 am to about 2. We are going to be weeding, replanting the strawberry beds, spreading compost in all the beds, spreading mulch and just generally cleaning up so we can get the special day classes ahead of the game and start them on their winter seed starts in the green house as well as getting winter crops in the ground. We ask helpers to bring wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, gloves, sun hats, sun screens and water. College Park high School is located at 201 Viking Drive in Pleasant Hill across the street from DVC. If you would like to assist in this project, contact Lesley Stiles.



Contact:

Gleaning

Gail Wadsworth

925-952-9643

gailwads@earthlink.net



Cleaning

Lesley Stiles

925 323 3230

lesleystiles@comcast.com

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