Brentwood Area Harvest Leader
Pat Alger grew up on a small farm in Livermore where her family raised and milked over 300 dairy goats. After earning her degree in Mechanical Engineering, Pat accepted a job at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where she worked as a project engineer.
She enjoyed the fast-paced work life, but dreamed of getting back to the rural lifestyle. After years of searching, Pat and her family were able to purchase 20 acres in Brentwood where they built their family home.
Always being conscious of the amount of fruit and vegetables that is unharvested every year in the Brentwood area, Pat began searching for an organization she could join that harvested unused produce. It appeared that there was nothing in her home town, but was excited to find Forestr.org and quickly partnered with them to lead harvests of all types of fruit in the beautiful backyards and orchards in the Brentwood area.
When Pat isn’t out harvesting fruit in the community, she spends time working in the garden, canning and preserving her bounty, creating functional pottery and trying to keep up with her husband on their many hiking trips around the country.