Through the harvesting program, refugees and other volunteers learn how to identify, access, harvest, use and store locally grown produce, mostly from edible trees.
In addition, refugees gain valuable experience navigating the city, meeting Tucsonans, building a US work history, practicing English, and gaining job-readiness training geared towards maintenance and landscaping. Harvesting activities include weighing, recording, culling, composting, packaging, and redistributing the harvest. The harvesting crew with a designated harvest lead meets at the Iskashitaa office (1406 E. Grant Rd., Bldg. #2) every Wednesday and Friday at 9am to caravan with equipment to 1-3 sites in and around the city of Tucson.