Thursday, July 10, 2008
An effort to ensure Toronto’s fruit doesn’t go to waste
Here's a great and interesting project that deserves more attention, and it's headquartered in West Toronto. This group harvests fruit from owners trees when the property has more than they can use and distributes it to those who most need it, truly wonderful.
from their site..
not far from the tree ensures that Toronto’s fruit doesn’t go to waste. When fruit tree owners can’t harvest their bounty, we dispatch teams of volunteers to harvest it for them. One third goes to the fruit tree owners, another third goes to the volunteers for their labour, and the final third is distributed (by bicycle or cart) to community organizations in the neighbourhood who can make good use of the fresh fruit.
2008 is our first full season of fruit harvesting, beginning in the neighbourhood of Ward 21/St. Clair West.
This Toronto star story has more about Toronto, backyard fruits.
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