Harvest Leader Manual

  Using this manual


NOTE: This text has not yet been edited specifically for Merced County Gleaning. Some of the information may be useful, but much of the operational details do not apply to Merced County Gleaning.

This is a combination of a Harvest Leaders Manual, to be used for reference, and a training tool. You can browse sections in any order although the sections are set up in a rough sequence leading to harvests. This manual can be browsed by anyone, not just harvest leaders, and it may help all volunteers understand better what goes into Merced County Gleaning events. We are always interested in hearing from volunteers that want to become harvest leaders. Let us know if you want to learn more about that.

The many sections are listed in the left column and clicking the titles will open the main window where you are reading this. Each section includes a small part of the manual. You can browse any sections as you want at your own pace.

In some sections there is a button labeled 'Fill in the blanks' at the bottom. Clicking on this button shows the text of the section with dropdown lists that you can select from to check yourself. Incorrect answers have a red background; correct ones, white. You can use the Tab key to move between lists and the arrow keys to select your answers.

There is a button labeled 'Multiple choice' at the bottom. Clicking on this will open another frame that includes a question and three possible answers labelled A, B and C. Clicking on the answer buttons changes their color: red if the answer is wrong; green if it is correct. Selecting the correct answer opens a second question frame. There may be up to five questions in any one section. When the last question is answered correctly, a link appears to the next section of the manual.

There is a print version with the complete text of this online manual here.

The self-check questions are not a test. They are a way for you to check your understanding of the material in the section. No answers are saved; all answers disappear when you go to another page. Most questions are specific to the section material, but others may just require common sense or a little bit of research. The questions may also present additional information on the topic. Most questions are easy and some are very difficult (no one gets them all right).

The point of the self-test questions is to encourage a thoughtful, and possibly entertaining, approach to the material which if presented in straight text can be pretty tedious.

Have fun and learn a lot!


NOTE: This text has not yet been edited specifically for Merced County Gleaning. Some of the information may be useful, but much of the operational details do not apply to Merced County Gleaning.

This is a combination of a Harvest Leaders Manual, to be used for reference, and a training tool. You can browse sections in any order although the sections are set up in a rough sequence leading to harvests. This manual can be browsed by , and it may help all volunteers understand better what goes into Merced County Gleaning events. We are always interested in hearing from volunteers that want to become harvest leaders. Let us know if you want to learn more about that.

The many sections are listed in the left column and clicking the titles will open the main window where you are reading this. Each section includes a small part of the manual. You can browse any sections as you want at your own pace.

In some sections there is a button labeled 'Fill in the blanks' at the bottom. Clicking on this button shows the text of the section with dropdown lists that you can select from to check yourself. Incorrect answers have a red background; correct ones, white. You can use the Tab key to move between lists and the arrow keys to select your answers.

There is a button labeled 'Multiple choice' at the bottom. Clicking on this will open another frame that includes a question and three possible answers labelled A, B and C. Clicking on the answer buttons changes their color: red if the answer is wrong; green if it is correct. Selecting the correct answer opens a second question frame. There may be up to five questions in any one section. When the last question is answered correctly, a link appears to the next section of the manual.

There is a print version with the complete text of this online manual here.

The self-check questions are not a test. They are a way for you to check your understanding of the material in the section. No answers are saved; all answers disappear when you go to another page. Most questions are specific to the section material, but others may just require common sense or a little bit of research. The questions may also present additional information on the topic. Most questions are easy and some are very difficult (no one gets them all right).

The point of the self-test questions is to encourage a thoughtful, and possibly entertaining, approach to the material which if presented in straight text can be pretty tedious.

Have fun and learn a lot!


This manual
Contains impossible questions.
Is required reading for all volunteers.
Is intended to inform and entertain.
Scores on the self-tests:
Are recorded in your permanent record.
Are a measure of intelligence.
Are never saved anywhere at any time. They exist only on your computer and disappear when you move to another page.
If you are interested in becoming a harvest leader:
Wait for us to notice.
Start telling other volunteers what to do at harvests.
Talk about it with harvest leaders and board members.