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Bellingham Gleaning Network


Bellingham Gleaning Network

End of season harvest projects -espeically summer fruit - Gathering the troops and supplies and venturing into the land of falling fruit to collect and process for preservation and storage as well as a crisp or two for the evening's celebrations!

Location: Bellingham
Members: 50
Latest Activity: Jan 29, 2023


The vision for this group is to be in the flow of the season, anticipating the appropriate gleaning time for the various fruits of this abundant Bellingham, in order to be ready to take advantage of what nature provides freely. These projects could easily evolve into a community cottage industry based on integrity and barter, where tedious work is made efficient and social by working together as a community. Not everyone needs to own a cider press, or all the canning equipment necessary to make jam, so we will utilize Share to Build, Craigslist, and connections on the grape vine to coordinate fruit trees, supplies, and people to make it happen this season. There will also likely be a end-of-the-year harvest bartering festival early in October to celebrate and exchange the goods.

Please read my blog post, which may give you an idea of my inspiration and passion for starting this group.
I also ran across this blog, that I really resonated with. Enjoy!

Related Groups:

Earth Gardens: Edible-Medicinal-Wild Habitats:

Center for Local Self Reliance

Small Scale Food & Gardening

Discussion Forum

Gleaning Season 2011

Started by Christie Cassel. Last reply by Kate Clark Mar 30, 2011. 2 Replies

The fist signs of Spring our showing up in our area.  Exciting!It's a good time to re-group and sets goals and intensions for this up-coming gleaning season. So, I'd like to hear from all of you -…Continue

Gleaning Flier Revised

Started by Christie Cassel Jun 4, 2010. 0 Replies

I attached a pdf file of the revised formatted version for you to print and spread around, here's the text:You take the best, and we’ll take the rest!The Bellingham Gleaning Network is a project…Continue

The First Steps

Started by Christie Cassel Apr 28, 2010. 0 Replies

The first step to focus on currently, is to compile a calendar of what plants are in season when, so we can plan our gleaning one fruit at a time.  This is what I have so far, but my memory of last…Continue

Tags: urban, gleaning, fruits, calendar, seasonal

Comment Wall


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Comment by Christie Cassel on July 14, 2010 at 11:03pm
So so sorry, but I have to postpone one week.
Hope that works for everyone!
Comment by Jeffrey Westcott on July 14, 2010 at 2:05pm
I hope to be there to help out a bit on Sunday. Sorry I've been out of touch - traveling back east.
Comment by Christie Cassel on July 14, 2010 at 12:28pm
event posted on facebook, and waiting approval on Transition Whatcom, should pop up anytime...
Please RSVP, thanks!
Comment by Christie Cassel on July 14, 2010 at 12:02pm
For sure! Let's do it Sunday then. I'll create an event and a meeting spot... Public Market? Is 10 a.m. good? Depending on who and how many show up, we could probably split up and adventure into different parts of town. Yay!
Comment by Morgan Lingbloom on July 14, 2010 at 10:15am
Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning work best for me to pass out fliers. I hope others can come too!
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on July 13, 2010 at 9:09pm
oh well, ill catch the next one - please include date!!!
Comment by Christie Cassel on July 13, 2010 at 3:46pm
Jamie, the solar food dehydrating workshop was June 9th. See the pictures on my profile. We built a model and the plan was to have a second larger workshop once we already had one built. There will be a presentation at a Solar Washington meeting (open to the public) in late August or Sept. Details soon!

Morgan, sweet! Let's do it! I'll print out fliers. Is Friday, Saturday or Sunday best for you?
Comment by Morgan Lingbloom on July 12, 2010 at 5:29pm
I will be here this weekend - I would love to help spread some fliers.
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on July 12, 2010 at 2:29pm
Christie what Wednesday is the solar food dehydrating workshop, when and where? Thanks, Jamie
Comment by Christie Cassel on July 12, 2010 at 1:39pm
Who wants to go tree mapping and flier spreading?
Thursdays and weekends are good for me!

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