CVNH provides urban agriculture training and education, healthier lifestyle skill building and family engagement. Gardening sessions for both adults and for younger children are available such as Junior Gardening workshops and clubs. Parents, youth and senior volunteers intermix to facilitate groups throughout the week at arranged sites. Morning and afternoon exercise sessions are schedule by class size and times available
“Donate the fruit from your tree and see what a difference you can make in someone’s life”
” Began when I noticed the dramatic amount of fruit that was being wasted when it fell to the ground. Taking action I organized interested local residents and began outreaching to local neighborhood groups and centers. All harvested fruit is given to needy seniors, disabled, low-income families with children 0-5 and single parent homes in need.”
What is Gleaning?
Gleaning is an ancient practice that goes back to biblical origins! Gleaning in the city is the activity of collecting leftover & unwanted produce from fruit trees and back yard gardens. The produce collected by CVNH is divided be the homeowner, volunteers and distributed to various local outreach programs.
CVNH’s food security initiative seeks to preserve & protect our local food systems by helping homeowners care for and make use of their excess fruit and vegetables.
Homeowners with too much fruit on their trees or vegetables in their garden contact us to share their abundance. CVNH gleaners then coordinate with the homeowner to assess when is the best time to schedule your harvest party.
A team of volunteers then harvests the tree fruit and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste.
We then share the harvest in thirds. (1/3 homeowner, 1/3 volunteers, 1/3 Food Outreach Programs)