Growing, Gleaning and Giving with After the Harvest

Tune in to hear growers Kathy Dean (President of Uplift) & Pantaleon Florez (Maseualkualli Farms), as well as ATH Gleaning Network Manager Zach Callaway on EcoRadio Oct. 14 at 6 pm. Learn about Kathy’s efforts to raise corn to donate and how she has created a partnership with After the Harvest gleaners over the past several years.  Since 2017, Kathy has donated 13,722 lbs. of corn, which After the Harvest staff and volunteers delivered to Harvesters.  Pantaleon Florez is a Lawrence farmer, educator, sociolinguist and Mexica herbalist who donates a portion of his annual crops to those in need.

After the Harvest rescues nutritious fruits and vegetables from going to waste and donates them to agencies that serve hungry people, primarily in Greater Kansas City. Our volunteers glean after the harvest, picking what’s left in farmers’ fields and picking up already harvested leftover produce. The majority of the funds we raise helps secure semi-truckloads of donated produce that might otherwise end up in landfills. After the Harvest, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the largest local produce donor to Harvesters—The Community Food Network.

Maseualkualli Farms (The Peoples’ Farms) is a no-till, no fossil fuel machine, vegetable farm growing organically for NE Kansas. Email [email protected] (or Instagram DM: @MaseualkualliFarms) for sales, workshops, & farm tours/tastings #lfk

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