The growing season heated up early this year. Gardens are green, growing and producing. So are fruit trees. My family is thankful for the bounty that the central Douglas County area is able to produce. To the multitude of farmers and growers of the Umpqua Basin, whether it’s a backyard garden, a row crop field or an orchard, here’s a reminder that when there is a surplus, The Community Gleaners, a 25-member volunteer group, is available to harvest it. The produce is then shared with food banks and nonprofit organizations that pass it on to families and children in need. …
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