As some of you may know, we've been involved in setting up a
fruit gleaning project with Herefordshire Food Alliance. The aim is to make use
of fruit which is not harvested for various reasons. There are two locations
for the project, one Ledbury based and one Hereford based. Details are as
1st October - Ledbury picking day 11-3. Sites in
and around Ledbury. Meeting point TBC.
6th October - Hereford Picking day, Lower House
Farm Herefordshire Wildlife Trust reserve near Cock of Tupsley, HR1 1UT. 11-3
8th October - Ledbury preserving and community
cooking day, preserving the harvest for Ledbury Food Bank at Pot and Page
community hub 11-3
14th October - Hereford preserving and community
cooking day at the Living Room. 11-3
Lunch provided on
each day, please bring your own mug for soup on the picking days as we won't
have kitchen facilities available to us!
Picking days are
at rural locations.
We will be hiring the community bus in Ledbury to go to the picking locations, picking up point TBC.
days are in central town or city locations and we encourage the use of public
transport where possible, however there are large car parks nearby if coming by
Ruth Pullan 07951399176 or email@example.com to
register as a volunteer. We need to know numbers so we can make arrangements
for refreshments on each day and to have enough equipment available.
If any volunteers
have fruit, particularly in Ledbury, we could pick as part of the 1st October
date if a large quantity or they are welcome to bring smaller
amounts to the Pot and Page date on the 8th.
These promise to be fun events which will also help the
community. The produce from the Ledbury event is destined to go to our Food Bank.
Thanks to a grant obtained by HFA, they have a new freezer.
If you know of anyone who might be interested, please share
this information with them.