A Sunday morning well spent as we (my mom and I) checked out a gorgeous apple tree in a neighbourhood next to our own in SW Calgary. It’s not every day that you can saunter into a stranger’s backyard and grab at fruit, but that’s exactly what Calgary’s Urban Harvest project is all about: www.calgaryharvest.com
Calgarians with overly abundant fruit crops (or if they don’t want the fruit at all) can register trees, and berry bushes, on the site allowing for jelly and apple-preserve fiends like my mother and I a go at their fruit! It’s a great way to save food that would otherwise go to waste, get free organic edibles and climb strangers’ trees for free!!
Is there an urban harvest project in your city? Do you see quality fruit like raspberries and crab-apples go to waste?
Get going on your own urban harvest projects now!
We all know that Permies are, deep down, a lazy bunch (ahem, I mean pragmatic)… Come on, it just makes sense to take advantage of the free food we already have!