Gleaning Program 2020

Gleaning Program 2020
The Gleaning Program will go ahead this year but in an altered fashion to accommodate physical distancing.

Returning Gleaners for 2020
All gleaners who have attended an orientation within the past 4 years and wish to join the 2020 season are asked to sign up without attending the full orientation again. There are two ways you can sign up.
• Attend a sign-up session in person (dates below). You will need to fill out a membership form and submit payment. Please bring exact change for your fee as we will not be making change (the fee is a sliding scale between $15-$25) or have a cheque made out to Nanaimo Community Gardens Society. This will be done in the gazebo at the Pine St Community Garden and everyone will be asked to follow physical distancing guidelines. To reduce the need to sanitize surfaces, please bring your own pen and hard surface (book or clipboard) for filling in your form.
• Print and mail in a membership form (contact the coordinator at gleaning@ncgs.ca for a pdf of the form) and payment. This will take longer and you may miss out on some early picks. Be sure to include your cheque for payment. Mail in information is contained on the membership form
A hard or digital copy of our latest orientation will be provided to you so that you can see what new protocols are in place for gleaning in 2020.
Sign-up sessions for returning gleaners will be:
• Saturday June 13, 10am-11am
• Monday June 15, 1pm-2pm
• Wednesday June 17, 11am-2pm (drop in anytime)
• Friday June 19, 5pm-6pm
• Sunday June 21, 10am-11am
• Wednesday June 24, 11am-3pm (drop in anytime)

New Gleaners for 2020
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 in the Pine St Community Garden behind the Foodshare Centre at 271 Pine St. While the open-air gazebo in the garden can accommodate a few people, larger numbers cannot be sufficiently distanced so rain may limit the number of gleaners who can attend. 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. Non-registered gleaners are not permitted on picks. Latecomers are disruptive and may miss important information about the program so please be on time. There will be time to answer all your questions about the program.
You will need to fill out a membership form and submit payment. Please bring exact change for your fee as we will not be making change (the fee is a sliding scale between $15-$25) or have a cheque made out to Nanaimo Community Gardens Society. To reduce the need to sanitize surfaces, please bring your own pen and hard surface (book or clipboard) for filling in your form.
• Saturday June 13, 11am-noon
• Monday June 15, 2pm-3pm
• Friday June 19, 6pm-7pm
• Sunday June 21, 11am-noon
Protocols for 2020 will be explained and a hard or digital copy of our latest orientation will be provided to you for review at any time.

 

If you have any further questions about the Gleaning Program 2020, please call Lee at 250-816-4769 or email gleaning@ncgs.ca

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