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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Vancouver Fruit Tree Project

As summer kicks into gear, lots of different types of fruit are ripening and ready for harvest. If you have a backyard garden, this is a pretty awesome time -- fresh fruit from the comfort of your own home! -- but what happens if you just can't finish it all up before it goes bad?

Source: Vancouver Fruit Tree Project
For fruit tree owners involved with the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project, volunteers drop by and harvest this extra backyard fruit, which is then redistributed to community groups. The owners arrange for a harvest time and how much fruit to leave with them and the Project supplies the volunteers, ladders, and picking equipment.

Beginning in July each year, the Project's priority is to connect fruit tree owners with volunteers who want to rescue the unpicked fruit.

The picked fruit goes to various community partners for use in their community activities, including food banks, daycares, community kitchens, and drop-in programs, and for direct distribution.

For more information, visit their website here.

If you're a fruit tree owner and want to arrange for a harvest time, visit https://vancouverfruittree.com/tree-owners/

If you're interested in exploring the many volunteer roles with Vancouver Fruit Tree Project, visit https://vancouverfruittree.com/volunteer/

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