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Author Archives:Ben Southworth

Apr 09, 2019 by Ben Southworth
  As GleanKY’s work grows, so too does the need for a greater number of volunteer leaders throughout the state. Given our limited staff, these volunteers are essential to our ability to respond quickly and reliably to farms, orchards, and farmers markets with excess produce – wherever they are, they allow GleanKY’s mission to carry on.   One thing I hear a lot from these folks is the need to | Continue Reading
Just a couple weeks ago, we were called to glean produce that was used to dress the set of The Stand-In (filmed right in Versailles)! We get these sorts of calls more than you might realize – from a hospital with extra boxes of vegetables, or after an event with a lot of leftover produce.   We also love gleaning home gardens, and even pick up unclaimed CSA shares from a handful of | Continue Reading
Mar 08, 2019 by Ben Southworth
We’re off to a great start this year at GleanKY, with our volunteers and staff having already made over 150 gleaning trips in 2019. (I thought this was supposed to be our ‘slow season,’ right?!) As we gear up for another big year of work, we plan on gleaning more than any year before – meaning we need all the gleaners we can get.   Through May (or so), we’ll | Continue Reading
Nov 07, 2018 by Ben Southworth
For the second-straight year, GleanKY is fortunate to be a beneficiary of not one, but two fantastic Thanksgiving-time races! Both are well-organized, fun races, and offer a great variety of challenges to those who love to get out and run!   The Gobbler Half-Marathon, 10K, and 5K – November 18, 2018 This is our third year getting to be part of something so fun as the Gobbler – a race held | Continue Reading
Nov 07, 2018 by Ben Southworth
Klint Arnold is a member of GleanKY’s Board of Directors, as well as the Chair of our Program Committee – find an update from him below about the work being done this year by our Program Committee:   ‘2018 has been a big year for programming at GleanKY!  We’ve seen transitions with both committee leadership and committee members, but we are pushing full steam ahead to support staff and the | Continue Reading