Gleaning for the Greater Good

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May 12, 2012

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Gleaning for the Greater Good

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

– Saint Basil –

Gleaning for the Greater Good

“An old-fashioned concept — gleaning for the greater good by harvesting unwanted or leftover produce from farms or family gardens — is making a comeback during these continued lean economic times. In cities, rural communities, and suburbs across the country, volunteer pickers join forces to collect bags and boxes of fruits and vegetables that find their way to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and food pantries, as well as senior centers, low-income homes, and school lunch programs. Where some may see excess, others see opportunity — the chance to make a difference, feed the hungry, and avoid waste. It’s a win-win-win all round.” This article shares more about how it all works. { read more }

Be The Change

Consider what collective resources are around you, and see how you can leverage them for the greater good.

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