Gore Place Gleaning
Gore Place today was so eventful I unfortunately took no pictures! We picked 7 boxes (I think) of Waltham butternut squash out of the greenhouse into boxes, and 3 boxes of sugar pumpkins.
Out in the fields we wrestled all the collard plants into boxes, 16. Meaning we picked the whole plant, not the individual leaves. Duck is taking them into FFF tomorrow along with the winter squash.
Two volunteers helped -- Kathleen and Mary-Ann. First we had to persuade a tractor operator (volunteer he told us!) to turn off an exceptionally load composting machine, but he still operated his loud tractor despite my entreaties. At the end, though, he was very helpful for we got the BAG Van stuck! His tractor pushed the Van out, but at one point the tractor slid off contact point and messed up the right light frame. We fixed it with Duck Tape!
-- Oakes Plimpton
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Boston Area Gleaners
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Acton, MA 01720