Categories: Community Projects
Written By: Leanne Cordingley
As we’re heading into the middle of apple season here’s a quick note for anyone living in Manchester or Sheffield who doesn’t already know about the abundance projects. This is a brilliant idea and anyone with a tree with spare, wasted fruit should get involved. From their website:
“Abundance is a project to harvest the seasonal glut of local fruit like apples, pear and plums. Each year hundreds of fruit trees go unpicked either because people don’t notice them, may not be physically able to harvest them or there are just too many fruits at one time. Abundance is a team of volunteers who have been helping harvest city fruit and redistributing the surplus to the community on a non-profit basis – to community cafes, nurseries, Surestarts and individuals. Abundance has been distributing free fresh fruit around the streets of central Sheffield and Meadowhall Shopping Centre from the custom designed mobile fruit unit. We have also juiced tonnes of fruit and made jams, pickles and preserves. Abundance contines through the seasonal cycle with planting and pruning workshops”
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