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A Team Gleaning Activity To Harvest
And Share The Surplus Of The Fields

What Is Gleaning?

In Canada, for various reasons, 13% of fruits and vegetables remain in the field and are not consumed. Gleaning consists of harvesting those fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be lost!  The harvest is then distributed equitably: one third is donated to food security organizations, another third goes to the fruit and vegetable farmers, and the remaining third is given to the gleaners as a reward for their hard work.

Plan A Team Gleaning Activity

Take part in the Gleanathon, a collective challenge to salvage the fruits and vegetables left in the fields and support your community ecosystem, all while bonding as a group!

On one or two farms in your area, Camille, Earth Day Canada’s Project Manager, will accompany you to share the wonderful harvesting experiences and raise awareness of local food issues in a recreational way.
Your team will be proud to:

Fight Food Waste

Help Local Fruit And Vegetable Farmers

Support Food Aid Organizations In Your Area

 

We are offering a turnkey formula to discover this original activity with a positive impact! All you need to do is set a date with your team and provide them with some information before the activity.
Gleaning activities are only offered in Quebec at this time.

Resources For Citizens

Are you a citizen interested in getting involved and participating in a gleaning activity? Consult our directory of gleaning organizations to find the group nearest you*!

*In the province Quebec.

Are you motivated and want to launch your own initiatives? Read our blog posts to help prepare you to take action!

Contact us

Earth Day Canada

5818, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal (Québec) H2T 1T3 Canada

Phone : (514) 728-0116
Toll free : 1 800 424-8758
Fax : (514) 303-0248
Email: hello@earthday.ca