The Gleaners and I, a film by acclaimed French filmmaker Agnes Varda, documents various types of gleaners – in fields, cities, and junkyards – as they recover food and other found objects. Named one of the BBC’s 100 greatest films of the 21st Century, The Gleaners and I offers a unique window into the ancient practice of gleaning … Continue reading Hope’s Harvest RI Film Screening Featuring “The Gleaners and I” 2/29
Watch Martin Bowman, a British gleaner, discuss food-waste as a global issue and gleaning as a means of reducing food-waste, providing nutrients to vulnerable populations and connecting people with their local food-systems.
At Hope’s Harvest RI, one of our main goals is to reduce food waste that occurs on farms. Part of that means using ALL parts of the produce you bring home, including carrots. Did you know that carrot tops are not only an edible green, but also a delicious additive to your broth or addition to … Continue reading Carrot-Top Pesto Recipe
If any of you have been lucky enough to glean at Arcadian Fields Farm with us then you know it’s a magical world unto itself – abundant with tasty turnips and ravishing radishes – and surrounded by the peaceful sights and sounds of Arcadia State Park. Hope’s Harvest RI volunteers have been gleaning there all … Continue reading The Kale Queen at Arcadian Fields Farm
Thank you to the Providence Journal for writing this excellent article about Hope’s Harvest RI! We are honored to be recognized by our community in this way. Want to learn more about what we do and who our partners are? Take a minute to read the article and see your fellow gleaners in action!
Hope’s Harvest volunteers LOVE to get their hands dirty to help others but it turns out science says digging can improve our own health and mood as well! Recent studies done on M. Vaccae, a common bacteria found in soil’s microbiome suggests repeated exposure is correlated to improved physical and mental health. Another study published in the … Continue reading A Little Dirt Doesn’t Hurt