Labour Councillors in north Westminster are planning to set up a Fruit Harvesting group to make use of the tons of fruit that is wasted every year. Building on the success of local groups in south Brent, Councillors have issued a call to residents who are interested in joining a Fruit Harvesting group to get in touch so that the group can start when fruit harvesting starts in a few months’ time, during the summer and autumn.
The Councillors would also like to hear from residents who have fruit trees and would like the fruit to be collected, rather than it rotting in their garden.
Queen’s Park Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said;
“A lot of the apples, pears and plums that grow in back gardens end up rotting on the ground. Fruit harvesting groups can save food that would otherwise be wasted, are an enjoyable outdoors group activity that brings people together and create links with other local organisations when it comes to distributing or cooking the fruit. This is a great way of making better use of natural resources and building a stronger local community.
“We would like to hear from anyone interested in joining the group. Please let us know if you are interested in joining a North Westminster Fruit Harvesting Group.”
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