Cooperative Extension mentioned in VillageSoup article on gleaning

VillageSoup mentioned the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in the article, “October is Maine School Gleaning Month.” Gleaning is an age-old practice in which people harvest crops that farmers have been unable to harvest for market; for example, when produce has blemishes that would prevent farmers from securing a sufficient profit to justify the harvesting effort, according to the article. The Maine Gleaning Network is a group of organizations, including UMaine Extension, that works to connect communities to local farmers. Maine School Gleaning Month is focused on offering a way for teachers to bring students to farms for educational purposes as well as combating food insecurity in Maine students.