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October 1, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
We gleaned 1,705 pounds of seedless grapes last week…and there are still a few rows left in the vineyard for us! Invite, your neighbor, invite a friend.
Bring a pair hand pruners and container to pick a few grapes to take home with you.
When: Saturday, October 1, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: We will meet at the Ki-Be Market in Benton City. The store address is 1215 Horne Dr. It is on the mail road through Benton City (Highway 225) Look for persons wearing Fields of Grace yellow shirts in the parking lot. We’ll then caravan to the vineyard. (Remember there are no restrooms available at the gleaning site.)
What to bring: Water to drink. Your own container for your grapes.
What to wear: All volunteers must wear close-toed shoes. We recommend sturdy footwear, long pants, long sleeves and a hat.
IF YOU ARE NEW…please download the liability/registration form from the website ahead of time. Arrive a few minutes early to the check-in site to turn in your forms and complete a brief orientation. Minors are welcome. Note: parents/legal guardians are the only adults who can sign for minors.
If you are planning to join us, please send us an email. This gives us an idea of how many people will be in attendance
September 30, 8:45 a.m.
The onions are ready and just waiting for us to swoop in and scoop them up. It looks like a great crop that will keep us busy all Fall.
When: Check in at 8:45 am at Collegium Cafe parking lot (3525 East “A” St., Pasco).
Where: WSU test fields. Let’s all meet at the Collegium and caravan to the gleaning site. If you can’t make the check in, please wait at the “A” street entrance or call me after 9:10 am and I’ll guide you to where we are gleaning.
What: Those big beautiful onions everyone likes so much.
Wear: Good supportive shoes, whatever you need for sun protection. It can be a little cool in the morning and warm by noon, so layers are definitely recommended as well as gloves and a hat. Bring water and something to sit on if you like. Buckets will be available to use for sitting.
We will bring six totes to fill. After the gleaning, sweet corn is available for your personal use. The corn was sprayed late resulting in a lot of earworm. The earworm is harmless and easily removed by breaking or cutting off the top of the ear, the rest of the corn is good. and I was at the field today sampling the corn and it is still very, very tasty.
As always with onions there is plenty of room for everyone and this is a gleaning for kids of all ages. First time gleaners are very welcome.
September 10, 8:00 – 10:30 a.m.
We gleaned 4,250 pounds of sweet corn last week…and it’s time to do it again! Invite, your neighbor, invite a friend.
We will be picking cobs from the stalks into buckets, then knocking the stalks down as we move through the field. Volunteers will be needed to pick corn, and to haul buckets to the trailer. We have 6 big bins to fill, we’ll gather corn until the bins are filled (which took about an hour last week)… and then you may glean some corn for yourself.
Check-in: 8:00 a.m. in front of Collegium Cafe (3525 East “A” St., Pasco) Look for persons wearing Fields of Grace yellow shirts. We’ll then caravan about a mile to the corn field.
What to Bring: Water to drink. Your own container for your corn.
What to Wear: All volunteers must wear close-toed shoes. We recommend sturdy footwear, long pants, long sleeves and a hat. You’ll be walking on uneven ground with furrows, among corn stalks.
IF YOU ARE NEW… please download the liability/registration form ahead of time. Arrive a few minutes early to the check-in site to turn in your forms and complete a brief orientation. Minors are welcome–however, the corn gleaning is not recommended for young children. Note: parents/legal guardians are the only adults who can sign for minors.
August 29, 7:45 – 11 a.m.
Check-in: 7:45 a.m. in front of Collegium Cafe (3525 East “A” St., Pasco) Please be on time so we can caravan the short distance to the field.
What to Wear: Closed toed shoes, long pants, long-sleeved shirt. Hat, gloves and water to drink are recommended
Children are welcome, must be supervised. This gleaning is not recommended for children under 15.
All volunteers required to complete a registration form & liability waiver.
July 1, 7:45 – 11 a.m.
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