Gleaning Program

Operated jointly by the Nanaimo Community Gardens Society and Nanaimo Foodshare Society, the Gleaning Program helps reduce food waste and redistribute food in our community by leveraging volunteers to harvest surplus fruit, vegetables and other crops that would otherwise go unpicked.

 In addition to fruit trees, the Program has gleaned peas, blueberries, raspberries, corn and so much more! The food is shared three ways between crop owners, volunteers and the community. 

2022 – 23 Highlights

  • 83 volunteers participated.
  • 3,080 pounds of produce were saved by the program.
  • 310 pounds donated to the public and became part of our local food system.

Email or call the office at 250-753-9393

Person holding freshly harvested carrot



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