EAG Newsletter 2-08-2021

By Sara Ferris

EUGENE AREA GLEANERS NEWS 2-8-2021

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2020 CLOSEOUT

If you haven’t already, please turn in your glean leader reports to Susan Chapen, any 2020 tax receipts to Julie Tafoya, and any tax receipt requests for mileage or donations to Julie.

AT THE DROP SITES

IMPORTANT: For our tax records, please make sure you are signing out what you take! And please be specific—write 2 sliced, 1 buns, 1 bag bagels, etc., rather than just “bread.”

Garfield bread barn will be locked between 8 pm and 8 am daily.

Please wear your mask and use the hand sanitizer provided when visiting a drop site. Take only what you need, and only one sweet item per family. Also be sure to note what you take (be specific) on the sign-out sheet.

Check to make sure the refrigerator/freezer and the bread shed doors are closed securely.

Also please return grain jars and lids to the drop sites when empty so they can be refilled.

NEW! Junction City: 93953 Pitney Lane

Springfield: 2445 Laralee St.

Eugene: 1242 Garfield St.

South Eugene: 2830 Potter

1242 Garfield: Bread barn is locked between 8 pm and 8 am daily. There is a push light on the top shelf. Please turn it off when you leave. Anti bac wipes—please use one. The fridge is located in the carport, behind the fence (veggies are also stored in the carport). Signout sheet is in the shed on second shelf at eye level. Please sign out what you take from the shed, fridge, and carport area.

2445 Laralee: Shelves and refrigerator are to the left of the garage.

2830 Potter: Look in the little cabinet by the front door.

93953 Pitney Lane: bread is on the back porch on metal shelves.

GLEAN

NOTE: Masks are required during gleans. Please do not sign up if you are not willing or able to wear a face covering.

Saturday, Feb. 13: FIREWOOD (Round 2), Hwy 99 and N. Clarey area, Eugene, @ 1:00 pm (RAIN OR SHINE)

We are moving wood rounds from Eugene to Creswell before splitting as we do not have access to back yard with the wood splitter.  Anticipate 3-4 hours or less for total glean. Sign up via email to group or here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2786812644905664/

HELP A GLEANER

Former River Road drop-site hostess Annika Parrott smashed her ankle and is stuck in a boot. She broke it so spectacularly she’s going to need surgery.

She is open to us bringing her “all the food,” but no peanuts because she is allergic. You can also choose to donate money for Grubhub instead.

https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/d1m5k4

GARDEN TASKS FOR FEBRUARY

Where soil is dry enough and workable, plant garden peas and sweet peas (now through April).

Plant seed flats of cole crops (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts), indoors or in a greenhouse.

Good time to plant fruit trees, deciduous shrubs, and roses. Fertilize with all-purpose fertilizer.

Fertilize asparagus and rhubarb. Can plant asparagus if the ground is dry enough.

Prune fruit trees, vining plants, blueberries, and roses.

Full list of things to do here:

https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/techniques/february-garden-calendar

IN THE GLEANER GARDENS

Kathy Ann expects to soon have Muscat Grape scions, kiwi scions, plus a few yard ornamentals: Red Hot Poker and Calla Lilly. Comment here if interested:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2783039165283012/

She also asked what people are planting now:

In the ground: peas, garlic, onions, winter radishes, poppies, various greens

Inside: peppers, shallots, eggplants, leeks

Denise Deberry ignores the packet instructions and direct seeds nasturtiums outside in February. They help draw aphids from her cole crops, and the leaves make decent pesto!

Vanessa Crump uses gallon milk jugs as mini greenhouses. Here’s a graphic from the Winter Sowers Facebook group that shows how to do this:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2786728084914120

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Homes for Good Housing Agency is accepting Project-Based Voucher (PBV) waitlist pre-applications for two- and three-bedroom units at Hayden Bridge Landing in Springfield, and two-, three-, and four-bedroom units at Sarang in Eugene. Deadline is tomorrow, Feb. 9:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2784852551768340/

If you’re looking to buy or sell Girl Scout Cookies, check this Facebook thread for links to digital cookie sites:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2775412922712303/

DROP SITE NEEDS

Paper lunch bags needed to package bagels for Lox, Stock, and Bagels. If you can help, please leave your package at 1242 Garfield and note that in the comments on this post:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2758255217761407/

All food items must be 6 inches or more off the ground, so we are looking for 1 x 6 boards to create a platform for the veggie bins at the drop sites.  If you can help out, comment here or email Marie Summers eugeneareagleaners@gmail.com.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2748412878745641/

FUNDRAISING

Fred Meyer. If you have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card, you can designate a percentage of every purchase you make to the Eugene Area Gleaners. Go to 

https://www.fredmeyer.com/i/community/community-rewards

New users will need to create an account, which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a Rewards Card.

If you don’t have a Rewards Card, you can get one at the customer service desk at any Fred Meyer. Once logged into your Fred Meyer account, search for Eugene Area Gleaners either by name or LF227 and then click Enroll.

Amazon Smile. If you use Amazon, check your settings to make sure qualifying purchases are counted toward donations to the Gleaners. In the Accounts & Lists tab on your Amazon page, select Your AmazonSmile, search for Eugene Area Gleaners, and add it as your Smile charity. Then when you shop on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com. Or use this link to automatically credit the Gleaners:

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-2956914

BottleDrop Blue Bags.  Blue Bags are available at the Springfield and Eugene drop sites: 2445 Laralee and 1242 Garfield. When you’ve filled it with returnable bottles and cans, bring it back to the drop site. You can also donate money to the Gleaners from a regular green bag account.

Gleaner Stickers. Funds go toward building a gleaner barn at 1070 Linda Lane. The 2” x 6” stickers are $1.50 each, including the cost of a stamp to mail it to you. Buy your stickers here:

https://eugeneareagleaners.com/product/eag-bumper-sticker/

CONNECTION OPTIONS

If you are taking a temporary or permanent break from Facebook, be sure to join the email list to receive notifications about gleans, drops, and other news. To join the list, email: eugeneareagleaners@gmail.com