Public Harvest was founded for the primary purpose of utilizing locally produced food that would otherwise go to waste. As an organization, our work is concentrated on the two main objectives of making information regarding the location and availability of public food more accessible to the general public, and organizing our communities to plant more freely available food. In pursuit of these objectives, we advocate for increased awareness about food consumption in general and promote participatory relationships between people and their food sources. We value community involvement, the practice of conservation, and an understanding of our interconnection with the entirety of nature. We seek to serve our communities by providing free food, hands-on experience, and relevant education. Finally, in all of our operations and engagements, Public Harvest aspires to be ecologically, socially, and personally sustainable and enriching.