Community Resiliency through Crop Surplus Management
Attendees will learn an array of surplus management techniques, ranging from grassroots gleaning to large-scale accumulating and processing, as modeled by Salvation Farms. We will offer collaborative strategies for using existing resources to reduce food waste and how managing surplus fruits and vegetables can lead to greater community food independence, farm appreciation, and social change.
Julia Scheier, AmeriCorps VISTA member, serving Salvation Farms’ Vermont Commodity Program.
Karissa Smith, AmeriCorps VISTA member, has spent a year serving Salvation Farms’ Vermont Gleaning Collective.