It’s back! Community Jam 2015 – Saturday May 30

Community Jam 2013 GroupThe 3rd annual “Community Jam” Northern California conference for harvesting/gleaning organizations is Saturday May 30!  In the past two years over 70 people from about 30 organizations have come together to share and learn from each other’s knowledge in the areas of gleaning / harvesting / produce recovery. Topics are likely to include starting, funding, volunteers, partnerships, and new this year, the impact of regulations on gleaning and donations that many counties are developing after the new California law AB 1990.

All interested organizations and individuals are welcome, from any geographic area. This year’s event will be held in Los Gatos, CA (San Jose area), in suburban foothills and even with an old apricot orchard down the road! Registration will be available by May 9 at this site .

Thanks to the generous support of The Good People Fund, the cost of the conference is a modest $10 per attendee to share the expense of the facility rental and lunch.

Village Harvest is hosting the event but the conference program is shared by GleanSLO, Village Harvest – and you! In the spirit of sharing our talents and time, please help by becoming a co-organizer. We need assistance with pre-conference activities including the program, publicity, registration, sponsorship, graphic design, and the web site. Please contact Craig ( to volunteer in any capacity.

Tell your friends and other organizations, too. See you soon!


Craig Diserens
Village Harvest