The Gleaning Project
On Sep. 24 the Muhibbah Club participated in a gleaning project on a Franklin county farm. The club is focused on promoting diversity and cultural exchange between Wilson and the surrounding community. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept of gleaning, the harvested crops that are not viable for sale in the commercial market are distributed by volunteers to local food banks, families in need, and other community advancement.
At this particular event, Muhibbah partnered with the “The Gleaning Project” supported by the South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP). The participating club members, with a handful of outside volunteers, were able to glean approximately 1,500 pounds of cucumber. The next event Muhibbah hopes to participate in an apple glean in Adams county towards the end of October. The club eagerly looks forward to participating in fruitful gleans in the future.