Capitol Hill is home to many fruit trees that are not always fully harvested by their owners. In the past, Solid Ground / Lettuce Link have partnered with these owners to harvest the fruit that would otherwise go to waste. This fruit is donated to food banks in the area, to help provide fresh produce for the food insecure.
Unfortunately, Solid Ground will no longer be organizing volunteers for gleaning in Capitol Hill. However, Sustainable Capitol Hill is keeping this project alive. To that end, we are planning gleaning events through the summer. This program needs both donors, who have trees with fruit they are willing to donate, and volunteers, who go to various donor houses to collect the fruit, to be successful.