Posted: 30.08.21 at 08:13 by Mike Drinkall, Assistant Secretary of Deepings Lions
‘Gleaning’ is the act of collecting leftover crops after they have been commercially harvested.
It has been carried out for centuries and in the past was essential for the poor to survive. Nowadays gleaning has an important role to play to help to avoid wasting nutritious foods such as fruit and vegetables.
To contribute to the ‘war on food waste’ The Deeping Lions Club is organising a Gleaning event on Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of September at The Deepings Community Centre, 2 Douglas Road, Market Deeping, PE6 8PA between 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on each day.
Farmers, growers, allotment holders, gardeners and householders who have any unwanted produce that can easily be used are invited to bring it along to the Community Centre’s garden.
From there the produce will be weighed, packed and taken to local care homes and other good causes.