martinwnaylor at yahoo.com.au
Fri Oct 14 20:36:17 EDT 2005
i remember as a kid in newton-le-willows going scrumping every summer 1958-65, and everyone had fruit trees in thier back yard including the vicerage
and we loved it, up to 100 apples and pears /day, and their was still plenty left for the rest of the season
Graham <grahamburnett at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
Organic Lea, a community growing/permaculture project based in the Lea
Valley in North East LOndon, Uk, have a similar scheme called the
Scrumping Project-you can link to an explanatory press release by going
Cheers Graham www.spiralseed.co.uk
mIEKAL aND wrote:
>(apologies if this has been posted before. what a great idea to
>connect free fruit with the people who could harvest & eat it. too bad
>it's not an international database.. ~mIEKAL)
>A SPECTER is haunting our cities: barren landscapes with foliage and
>flowers,but nothing to eat. Fruit can grow almost anywhere, and can be
>harvested by everyone. Our cities are planted with frivolous and ugly
>landscaping, sad shrubsand neglected trees, whereas they should burst
>with ripe produce. Great sumsof money are spent on young trees, water
>and maintenance. While these trees are beautiful, they could be
>healthy, fruitful and beautiful.
>WE ASK all of you to petition your cities and towns to support
>community gardens and only plant fruit-bearing trees in public parks.
>Let our streets be lined with apples and pears! Demand that all parking
>lots be landscaped with fruit trees which provide shade, clean the air
>and feed the people.
>FALLEN FRUIT is a mapping and manifesto for all the free fruit we can
>find. Every day there is food somewhere going to waste. We encourage
>you to find it, tend and harvest it. If you own property, plant food on
>your perimeter. Share with the world and the world will share with you.
>Barter, don't buy! Give things away! You have nothing to lose but your
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>permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
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