All gleaners who have attended an orientation within the past 4 years and wish to join the 2023 season are asked to sign up without attending the full orientation again.
- Attend a sign-up session in person (dates below). You will need to fill out a membership form and submit payment. The membership fee is $25 and payment can be made with cash, cheque or by credit card (no debit). This will be done in the gazebo at the Pine Street Community Garden. Contact Lee at 250-816-4769 if you have any questions about if you need to attend an orientation this year.
Sign-up sessions for returning gleaners only will be:
Wednesday May 24, 2023 between 11am and 3pm (during a garden work party)completed Sunday May 28, 2023 between 11am and 1pm (during a garden work party)completed Wednesday May 31, 2023 between 11am and 3pm (during a garden work party)completed Sunday June 4, 2023 between 11am and 1pm (during a garden work party)completed
- Wednesday June 7, 2023 between 11am and 1pm (during a garden work party)
If you haven’t been a gleaner for this program before you will need to attend a mandatory safety orientation. The orientations will be held outdoors in the open-air gazebo in the Pine Street Community Garden, behind the Foodshare Centre parking lot at 271 Pine St. Please attend one of the orientation dates below to join the program. You do not have to pre-register for a session – just show up! Remember to invite any friends or family that want to glean with you. ad non-registered gleaners are not permitted on picks. Latecomers are disruptive and may miss important information about the program so please be on time. If you cannot be on time, please attend a different session. There will be time to answer all your questions about the program. The orientation session lasts about an hour so dress appropriately to be outdoors for that length of time.
You will need to fill out a membership form and submit payment. The membership fee is $25 and payment can be made with cash, cheque or by credit card (no debit).
The dates for 2023 orientations are:
Tuesday May 23, 2023 from 2-3pmcompleted Sunday May 28, 2023 from 10-11amcompleted Wednesday May 31, 2023 from 5-6pmcompleted Friday June 2, 2023 from 6-7pmcompleted
- Thursday June 8, 2023 from noon-1pm
Call Lee at 250-816-4769 if you have questions about the program or the orientations.
For more information on the program, see our Gleaning Program page with more detailed information here.
The Gleaning Program is jointly operated by Nanaimo Foodshare Society and Nanaimo Community Gardens Society and funded by the Province of British Columbia.