[NAFEX] We're going to plant fruit trees in every citystreet!(Glasgow Evening Times)
ScottW at acespower.com
Fri Sep 22 07:29:07 EDT 2006
If there good is fruit just going to waste why not contact a local
charity and see if they would be able to pick and use it?
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Mark or Helen
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 11:31 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] We're going to plant fruit trees in every
citystreet!(Glasgow Evening Times)
I like the idea. It seems such a waste not to let some of that urban
ground produce. But you're right there will be problems to work
through. Around here there are lots of apple trees that aren't picked
at all. I guess fruit is just too cheap and convenient at the store. I
like the idea of more fruit trees around, especially in needy areas, but
I'm afraid if more apple trees were planted around here, it would just
mean more fruit to rot on the ground. But I bet it would be different
in a more urban area.
Zone 5 Kansas
Here's an interesting story and it's not the first one I've seen
about making fruit trees part of the "urban forest." I've seen some
about similar efforts in U.S. cities. The whole idea is to either (a)
educate young people about where fruit comes from or (b) to provide a
source of fruit that could be harvested for people who ordinarily could
not afford it.
It begs a number of questions, however:
* Are city foresters or property owners willing to spray
to contain pests (if this is necessary)?
* Are the locals, like Americans, too fixated on
picture-perfect fruit to find naturally grown fruit acceptable?
* Are property owners and their neighbors willing to put
up with the mess that falling fruit may present?
* Is the city or property owner protected if someone were
to fall out of a tree or get hurt some other way picking the fruit?
* Should only species that produce damage-free or
little-damaged fruit without spraying be planted?
We're going to plant fruit trees in every city street!
<http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/5057292.shtml> Glasgow (Scotland)
AN ambitious plan to plant a fruit tree in almost every street
in Glasgow has been unveiled. This winter 1000 fruit trees will be ...
Idea bears fruit as pupils challenged to plant 1000 trees
<http://www.theherald.co.uk/70360.shtml> The Herald, UK -
Sep 19, 2006
A group of schoolchildren yesterday set in motion a challenge to
fellow pupils throughout Glasgow to plant 1000 fruit trees in the city
this winter. ...
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