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Earth Day 2022 was the most amazing day! I was a bit nervous about the weather because it had been overcast, cool and rainy the whole week leading up to our big celebration. On Saturday morning, however, Mother Earth greeted us with the most beautiful sunny spring day. YAY! Thanks to the City of Fremont and Washington Hospital (WHHS) who were amazing hosts, LEAF had seventeen booths situated on the lawn outside the new Fremont Event Center. With tents, tables and chairs already set when we arrived, we were able to greet each of the visitors who arrived early. Our team consisted of more than 35 people who shared their knowledge and passion about living sustainably for over 4 hours straight to an estimated 1500-2000 people! I was so inspired by their energy. As for me, I was doing the Charlie Brown and Snoopy happy dance all day long. Happiness is being surrounded by like minded, earth loving people. Thank you all for making this such a wonderful event!

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Continuing throughout May!

Thank you to all who donated items for recycling during our Earth Day celebration. You saved over 143 pounds of clothing from the landfill in just 4 hours. LEAF and Eeviee are extending this recycling campaign through the end of May to allow for even more new and used bras, socks, denim, and crayons items to be collected. The metal collection bin is at the entrance to LEAF Urban Garden located near the Mission Valley Vet Clinic at 55 Mowry Ave in Fremont. Just look for the bright blue Earth Day Recycling Poster on the metal collection bin to drop off your items. Drop off is available during the day, any day of the week. 

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The Girl Scouts Coyote Hills Service Unit is joining LEAF and eeviee's Earth Day Recycling Campaign for their Earth Day 2022 Challenge. Their challenge is to collect new and used bras, socks, denim, and crayons through the end of May. All girls who complete the challenge will earn a patch. Girl Scouts can drop off items at the LEAF Urban Garden and two other locations. For more info on the Coyote Hills Girl Service Unit Earth Day 2022 Challenge send an email to girlscoutscoyotehills@gmail.com or post to their FB page.

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Volunteer Work Events

Join us at the Stone Garden for our next volunteer work event!
Saturday May 14th 9AM to Noon

LEAF CR Stone Garden is located behind Mission Valley Vet Clinic at 55 Mowry Ave near Mission Blvd. Parking is available at the side of the clinic parallel to Mowry Ave. Let us know you're coming by sending us an email at volunteer@fremontleaf.org.


If you haven't volunteered with us before, please complete our Volunteer Agreement Form, then send it to volunteer@fremontleaf.org. We will also have blank forms available at the entrance gate. Children under 18 must have forms signed by a parent. If you have any questions, email us at volunteer@fremontleaf.org. You can also visit our volunteer page at fremontleaf.org/volunteer.

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Fruit Tree Gleaning
Accepting Your Fruit Year-Round!

Got Extra Citrus, Lemons, Oranges or Grapefruits on your trees? Drop them off at LEAF CR Stone Garden located behind Mission Valley Vet Clinic at 55 Mowry Ave near Mission Blvd. When you arrive, please park on the side of the Vet Clinic, parallel to Mowry Ave. If you need help gleaning your fruit trees, contact us at info@fremontleaf.org and/or check out our gleaning info page at fremontleaf.org/glean.

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Donations

Having exceeded our goal of donating 6,000 pounds of produce in 2021, we decided to up the stakes a bit. This year, we've raised the bar to 6,500 pounds! Are we crazy? Did we get a hold of some magic beans? Not at all. Our confidence level takes your contributions into account. Giving generously is a collaborative effort. And last year's fruit tree gleaning campaign showed us that you're more than willing to help provide for the families in our area who experience food insecurity. LET'S DO THIS!!!

2022 YTD:  1,176 lbs.

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Make a donation that will impact an entire community.
 

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