Westchester area, come join us for a planning meeting tomorrow night
(Wednesday 2/4) 6:30-8pm.
We're setting up a program that will
* map the fruit trees in our local neighborhood
* connect excess fruit with individuals in need
* facilitate fruit exchange within the community
* (eventually) create community-building Fruit Harvest Parties where
volunteer teams harvest the fruit
* promote more sustainable use of local urban food resources
We're in the formation stages, collecting volunteers and beginning a
database of fruit trees. We need people who wish to help with: team
leadership, database entry, publicity, and door-to-door neighbor
notification. We also need people for fruit packing on Thursday
And, beginning in a few months we'll need: fruit picking party
planners, fruit picking party volunteers, fruit packing on Saturdays.
Planning meeting Weds 2/4, 6:30-8pm, upstairs Meditation Center, 6700
W. 83rd, Westchester (LA 90045).
You're welcome to attend even if you're not from Westchester and are
interested in exploring such a program for your own neighborhood.
Other urban areas have Fruit programs:
Village Harvest (Santa Clara) http://www.villageharvest.org/
Village Harvest FAQ with liability info (#4) http://www.villageharvest.org/
Neighborhood Orchard (Chicago) http://spontaneousvegetation.
Spiral Gardens Neighborhood Harvest (Oakland/Alameda)
North Berkeley Harvest http://northberkeleyharvest.
Neighborhood Harvest Rogue Valley http://neighborhoodharvest.
Portland Fruit Tree Project http://portlandfruit.org/