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August 4, 2009

Waste not, want not…?

Filed under: Sustainable Living — Jocko @ 7:28 pm

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Some of the “Not Far From The Tree” volunteers in Toronto.

An industrious, creative and environmentally aware group of people in Toronto are running a program called Not Far From The Tree…  volunteers who offer to pick fruit which might otherwise go to waste, or when fallen, attract rodents.  Could this be an idea we could adapt and start up on the Penders?

From their website:

“The core of our programming is our residential fruit-picking program, where we pick fruit from trees that would otherwise go to waste. We help fruit tree owners make use of the abundance of fruit that their trees offer by dispatching 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.”

For more information about their program go to: www.notfarfromthetree.org

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