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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 October 22, 2010 at 10:29am
More related to Transition in general, rahter than gleaning, but check this out!
Gleaning macintosh apples tomorrow. Waiting to hear back from host. I'll post what time as soon as I know! It's a small job anyway...
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on October 18, 2010 at 2:14pm
If it is Sunday, I'm all over that!!!! plenty of time then.....
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on October 18, 2010 at 2:14pm
hmmm, class starts at 10am, bummer huh? Oh well! sad but true. I have missed several others as well, sad but true...wahhh
Comment by Christie Cassel on October 18, 2010 at 1:46pm
Haven't firmed up a time yet, but was picturing a morning/afternoon project. Do you have time before your class?
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on October 18, 2010 at 1:22pm
I would love to, timing? I have a class until 6pm, will I be too late?
Comment by Christie Cassel on October 18, 2010 at 1:19pm
Mcintosh apple glean this Saturday, October 23rd and pressing party to follow. Who wants in?
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on October 6, 2010 at 5:08pm
Yah, what kinda apples?
Comment by Christie Cassel on October 6, 2010 at 5:03pm
Cool. Thanks! I may throw a pressing party together this weekend.
Comment by Jamie Jedinak on October 6, 2010 at 5:01pm
Sandie Ledray has a press...she had a pressing party last weekend, she's here on TW!
Comment by Christie Cassel on October 6, 2010 at 5:00pm
Cider time! Does anyone have or know of a press?

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