A special butternut squash gleaning this Wed.!

2,000 lbs. gleaned Sat., but 3/4ths of the field remains

Emily says the crew of volunteers made just a dent in the amount of butternut squash yesterday in the fields at the farm just 15 min. east of Lee’s Summit, MO near Lone Jack.The farmer planted 1/2 acre to donate, but can’t harvest it all…and there are thousands and thousands of pounds left to be rescued. We’re going back this week!

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:30 a.m.–Zucchini and cucumber gleaning at a community garden in KCK. This gleaning will probably only last a couple of hours.

Big Butternut Squash Gleaning: Wednesday, Sept 13, 8 a.m.–At a farm near Lone Jack, MO. Can you be one of 20 volunteers needed to help at the big squash gleaning? We need you! Lots of hands will help rescue all of this healthy squash for hungry families in our area.

Upcoming Saturdays–Sept. 23 and 30 and Oct. 7, 8 a.m.–These chestnut gleanings have just been opened and we need about 25 volunteers at each one. Still time to sign up your group! This orchard is in a beautiful country setting, 25 min. NW of Lawrence.

Sign up now. We so appreciate you…and thanks for rallying to Save the Squash next Wednesday!!

Read more ATH news–Tickets for Greens&Jeans, ATH around the town, KSHB appearance. (Note: the link on “The Fence Post” story may be broken so read the article on our blog here.)