Lend a Hand at the Incredible Edible Park

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In yesterday’s post, I wrote about the Irvine city staff’s display of its problem solving skills with the development of the Incredible Edible Park. If you would like to volunteer at the Incredible Edible Park or other Orange County fields associated with the Second Harvest Food Bank, either individually or as part of a group, contact Kris at 949/653-2900 ext. 166 or kris@feedoc.org. As I wrote yesterday, the food harvested is part of the Second Harvest food donation program.


Here are the ways you can help at the Incredible Edible Park in Irvine, Field of Greens Farm in Santa Ana, or other locations:

  • Get an advanced assignment date to help at the Incredible Edible Park in Irvine, the Field of Greens Farm in Santa Ana, or the other numerous fields located in Orange County and associated with the Second Harvest Food Bank program. This is open for group or individual sign-ups. Sign-up is usually well in advance of the field gleaning (planting, picking, weeding) date, and the location is not specified at the time of sign up. Rather the location is determined a short time before the assignment date as dictated by which field needs attention. Once the location is determined, someone from Second Harvest volunteer department will call to confirm your participation and give directions. The gleanings are held on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 9 AM to 11AM; and Saturday and Sunday, from 1 PM to 3 PM. Gleaning duration is 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  • For a more immediate assignment and more choice over your volunteer location, get on the Second Harvest e-mail update list. This is geared to individuals.
  • If you would like to volunteer on a routine basis at a particular location, such as the Incredible Edible Park in Irvine or the field in Santa Ana, let Kris know this and she will let you know what is needed.

Note: A fundraising event for Second Harvest will be held this Wednesday at various Claim Jumper Restaurants.

GRAPHICS COURTESY BOASTAR & SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK