Fruit Gleaning/Regional Food Recovery Hub

The fruit gleaning program is now part of the broader Regional Food Recovery Hub, with the same goal of feeding community members instead of bears. Click on the links below to list fruit for gleaning and to locate fruit trees to be gleaned.

* Click on this link to list fruit trees for gleaning.


Map created in Google Maps. 2018


About this program

Program partners include Local First, Fort Lewis College Environmental Center, Colorado State University Extension Office, Healthy Community Food Systems, Bear Smart Durango, The Garden Project of Southwest Colorado, Cooking Matters and Durango School District 9R.  Additional local and regional partners serve on an advisory committee.

More funds are needed, including towards coordination of volunteer fruit and produce harvest crews.  Click on the donate button below to make a secure contribution via the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado using PayPal, credit or debit card.



 “Thank you for the fruit gleaning program! I was able to contact two out of the three people listed and my family and I collected bags of pears and apples last week, hopefully helping the trees and property owners to keep damage down to a minimum, keeping bears from harm and helping us too. Thanks again.”  –  Durango resident, 2015



Thank you to The Payroll Department and Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado!







Banner photo: Fort Lewis College Environmental Center

Special thanks to Duffy Brook for help with the Fruit Gleaning web pages! Thank you, Duffy.