Gardening: Don’t let your trees’ fruit go to waste

Got a fruit tree in the backyard that you don’t pick? Or raspberries and blueberries you can’t pick fast enough? If this is your challenge, its time to sign up your tree for gleaning with the Spokane Edible Tree Project.

Since 2013, the Spokane Edible Tree Project has gleaned tens of thousands of pounds of apples, pears, plums, peaches, apricots, cherries, raspberries, blueberries and other fruit from Spokane backyard trees and bushes. The fruit is donated to local food banks where it gives people the gift of fresh fruit.

To do this, SETP registers backyard fruit trees and bushes prior to the growing season. When the fruit is ripe, a crew will come and harvest it. In return, SETP asks that tree owners care for the tree. To support this, SETP also provides education opportunities for tree owners and the wider community on how to care for their plants while

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