Local fruit is collected and sold at Abundance Fruit Day
With so much fruit growing around SW19, Ambundance Wimbledon don't like to see it wasted, so they collect it and pass it on.
It's then used to make jam, juice, puddings etc. Some goes to local charities, providing for the homeless and elderly eg, Merton & Morden Guild, the Faith in Action Drop-In Centre in Kingston Road, Wimbledon and Merton Vision in Colliers Wood.
So if there is more fruit in your garden than you are likely to need, then get in touch with them. Last year, Abundance volunteers gathered more than 1,800 kilos of fruit.
This year Abundance Wimbledon is setting up more local fruit picking groups, with each taking on responsibility for picking a few trees.
Four groups have now been set up - but they each need a few more people to help. So please get in touch if you can help with fruit-picking (even just once or twice), in the following areas:
- Haydon's Rd
- Raynes Park
- Wimbledon Park
They would also like to set up fruit picking groups in:
- Merton Park
- South Park Gardens
- Colliers Wood.
Don't forget to come to Abundance Fruit Day when they sell the fruits of their labours!
It's on Saturday September 17, 11am – 2pm at St Mark's Church garden (behind Wimbledon Library).
Buy some homemade jam, chutneys, cakes, ultra-fresh juice from the fruit press, enjoy the music and games. Entry is free.
August 5, 2016