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Share your bounty with those in need

Posted by Geeky Swedes on July 30th, 2009

Tis the season to pick the fruits of your labor and if you’ve got more fruit than you know what to do with, why not donate it? Solid Ground’s Fruit Tree Harvest is underway and they’re looking for fruit tree owners who have more fruit than they need, as well as volunteers to pick fruit and deliver it to Seattle food banks, meal programs, and community organizations. So far more than 90 pounds of plums have been donated to the Ballard Food Bank. To volunteer or donate fruit contact Sadie at 206-694-6751 or

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4 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 BarneyRubble // Jul 30, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    This is great, last year I forgot about the plum tree in my yard and they all went to waste. I'll try donating this year.

  • 2 jamesroo // Jul 30, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    And if you happen to live in the Phinney/Greenwood area, there's a harvest in those neighborhoods as well. You can check out for more info or e-mail

    Solid Ground is a City Fruit Coalition Partner so the two harvests are working very closely together.

  • 3 AlonzoNeighbor // Jul 30, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    We may have hundreds of pears to donate if our kitchen remodel gets underway in the next few weeks. We ususally are busy canning in late September. Pears can be difficult since they do not ripen on the tree. We generally pick them and wrap each one in newspaper, then put them in the basement to ripen. Not sure what approach we'll take this year.

  • 4 Sadie // Aug 4, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Just send an email to or call Sadie at 206-694-6751. We'd love to come and harvest your plum tree.

    Community Fruit Tree Harvest

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