We harvest fruit from local, urban trees which is then divided between homeowners, volunteers and food banks. This fresh, organic fruit is diverted from becoming food waste. In these economic times, let's count all the tasty, fresh peaches, pears, apples, grapes and more that thrive in the Hamilton area among our food resources!
2014 Fruit Tree Project activities are coming soon!
We are very excited to get back out there for a great year of harvesting and canning! Stay tuned for updates! If you would like to sign up to volunteer or register as a tree owner, please give us a call or contact Juby Lee at: jlee(at)environmenthamilton(dot)org We are always looking for more volunteers and trees to pick!
Fruit is bountiful this year and our team is working hard to harvest as many fruit trees as possible.
As well, due to technical difficulties, we've created a new email address, for more information about the project, email email@example.com
One thing to look forward to about the end of August is that it's pear season! We have been receiving many pick opportunities over the past week involving pears and even some apples. Today we went to a local property in the downtown core and picked pears from a plentiful pear tree which provides over 200 pounds of pears per year!
These pears are sweet and delicious, not to mention fresh and organic. The pears that were picked today are being donated to Neighbour to Neighbour's food bank initiative. A special thanks to my other Environment Hamilton Intern Dante, and Todd for his generous donation! There will be many opportunities coming up in the next few weeks for fruit tree picks and volunteers will be needed. E-mail Juby Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive e-mails about upcoming picks and for your chance to volunteer.
The Hamilton Fruit Tree Project is back thanks
to our numerous supporters and volunteers. On Tuesday, July 2nd
Environment Hamilton Interns and volunteers travelled to a local property on
the Hamilton Mountain to pick sour cherries. The two large cherry trees
provided an abundance of cherries, which were than donated to Neighbor to
Neighbor for their local food initiative. We have many fruit picks planned for
the summer, and if you are looking to volunteer with us or you have a fruit
tree that you need help picking or want to donate to local food banks, please
e-mail Juby email@example.com.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us out on various fruit picks and
fresh plentiful fruit to be picked!