“Partnering with Knox County Gleaners has helped Erickson Fields Preserve fulfill its mission as a land trust farm that supports food security and community engagement. This provides meaningful connections with Mother Earth for all.”

Aaron Englander, Erickson Fields Preserve

“We always love having the gleaners!! They are an accountable and helpful group of all ages, and they offer invaluable gardening and farming knowledge of their own.  We can always count on them to be an extra few hands. Although they rarely know the task of the day, they always show up ready and excited to work.”

Matt Hikida, MOFGA apprentice serving at Erickson Fields

“Rockland Public Library is thrilled to be able to offer the Knox County Gleaners’ fresh fruit and vegetables to our community! People who haven’t visited one in a long while may be surprised by all the things libraries offer free of charge. The addition of free food available for the taking is an amazing opportunity to further enhance services to the public. “

Amy Levine, From Rockland Library Director

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Gleaners’ Reasons to Volunteer

  • Learn new skills while making a difference in your community
  • Healthy outdoor activity and social connection
  • Meet your local farmers working toward a common goal
  • Part of a team that is gaining knowledge of local Food Security issues
  • It’s fun, challenging, meaningful, and rewarding and you make new friends!

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