Backyard Harvest Event - Volunteer Harvesting
If you'd like to volunteer to harvest produce on Saturday, January 28, 2023, please do so through this registration page.
Come help EGC harvest backyard produce as part of its 2023 Backyard Fruit Donation Challenge! Volunteers will use clippers and extendable fruit pickers to harvest fruit from donors' yards, and will return all fruit at the end of the shift to our starting location. Long sleeves of a durable fabric (citrus trees have thorns!), sturdy shoes, and protective eyewear are encouraged. Harvest teams (formed by households or groups, minimum 2 people per team) will need to provide own transportation to 1-2 houses to harvest fruit, and return upon completion of their harvesting to return equipment and donated fruit. Harvesting equipment and protective eyewear will be provided, though feel free to bring your own! This activity is appropriate for volunteers ages 5+ with adult supervision/participation.
If you have backyard produce to donate, please fill out this form. We will email to coordinate scheduling for produce pick-up (if you prefer to harvest yourself) or add you to our Harvest Route for Saturday, January 21 or Saturday January 28, 2023.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers must observe the following guidelines:
All volunteers - Please bring your own gloves, and water bottles. Masks are not required as all activity will occur outdoors.
If you have experienced ANY symptoms of illness in the last 14 days, or if you have had contact with anyone experiencing these symptoms within the last 14 days, please do NOT attend any EGC work event. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, chills, fever, fatigue, sore throat, muscle soreness, loss of sense of smell, vomiting, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, and/or coughing.
If within the last 14 days you have come into close contact with anyone who has since tested positive for COVID-19, please do NOT attend any EGC work event prior to testing negative for COVID-19.
Restrooms WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE during this event.