Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2017: $219,971.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2020
Grant Recipient: North Carolina State University
State: North Carolina
This how-to document describes the design and construction of the 'Glean Machine' a harvest aid designed to reduce workers harvest effort for field fruit and vegetable crops. Intended for use by gleaning organizations, the piloted use of the Glean Machine was found to heighten volunteer morale and enable a broader participation of older and disabled individuals in gleaning events.
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Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
This product is associated with the project "A Supply Chain Approach to Finding Win-win Sustainable Solutions for Edible But Unharvested Produce"