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Low-Hanging Fruit

Can collecting leftover produce help us re-envision the world?

Lee Davenport Mike Cohen, executive director of the Bellingham Food Bank in Washington, often gets phone calls from area farmers who have recently harvested a crop. These small-scale organic farmers call to say they just picked carrots or kale or apples from their fields and are ready for the gleaners – volunteers who pick leftover produce and distribute it to the poor. Sometimes these calls come a few days before a farmer…
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by: Kyle Boelte – Winter 2010

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