Hello! So we’ve been up to a lot over the past 9 months- we’ve still got to sit down and work out the rough quantities of fruit we’ve rescued and redistributed.. but here is a quick overview of what we’ve done and also an idea about what we could do this year…
Foraged for Nettles and made Nettle Soup
Foraged for Elderflowers and made Elderflower Cordial
Picked veg from OxGrow’s community garden off Abingdon Road & made Gazpacho
Foraged for Wild Greens and made Wild Green Pesto and Pie
Scouted Fruit Trees
Harvested unwanted fruits (mainly apples) from all over Oxford as well as just outside Oxford
Redistributed apples to Donnington Doorstep – Stepping Stones – Harvest Festivals with bike trailers and given them out to the general public at stalls
Used apples to make gallons of juice and to brew some cider
Foraged for Hedgerow treats and made Hedgerow Jelly
Foraged for crab apples and made jellies and apple-crab apple juices with them
Planned PRUNING workshop to go ahead once the snow and cold weather lets us
Planned BIKE TRAILER making workshop to go ahead in Spring
Been investigating the logistics of doing a GRAFTING workshop
Structuring Abundance Oxford to maximise our potential
Stall at the Climate Forum’s DAY OF ACTION on 27th Jan.
We need you to take on roles help shape the organisation and help us maximise our potential as urban fruit harvesters and redistributers… email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or facebook us
or come chat to us in the Hogacre Pavilion TOMORROW – SUNDAY- from11:45-1pm (just before tree planting and wassailing activities!) Bring some food to eat and share or just tuck in to the food we’ve prepared. Hope to see you there! Bring an idea of your free-time any workshops you can propose to help run as well as warm clothes decent shoes musical instruments and marshmallows for the tree planting and WASSAIL should you want to join in those activities too!
LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING YOUR INPUT!