FRUIT GLEANING PROGRAM
In partnership with Healthy Community Food Systems, FLC Environmental Center and Bear Smart Durango, the Colorado State University (CSU) Extension Office has established a Fruit Gleaning Program, a website to match residents that have excess fruit with those that could use some via an online Bulletin Board. The goal of this program is to feed community members instead of bears!
“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