Abudnace 2013….

This year the Abundance Nottingham group will only be running two picks, but that does mean they will be great.

We will be having picks on:
Sunday 6th October 11am until later – Seninton
Meet at Sneinton market.

Sunday 3rd November 11am until later – Lenton
Meet outside the Savoy Cinema on Derby road

We will try and find many trees to harvest, pick and eat fruit.
It will be lots of fun.
Please bring decent outdoor clothes and shoes and be prepared for the weather.

It would be great to see lots of you there.
We are only running two picks due to a lack or organisational volunteers and time. If you would like to ensure this projects is bigger and better for next year then please get involved.
You might also be interested in other Abundance projects within Nottingham area:Abundance West Bidgeford:
http://transitionwb.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/busy-time-for-abundance-west-bridgford.html

Abundance Sherwood:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1414534008760426/

Abundance pick Forest Fields 30th Sept….

We had jolly good fun within Forest fields. Lots of volunteers and loads of fruit (mainly cookers). Fruit has been distributed to soup kitchens, NG7 food bank and Veggies catering .

Some of the bruised excess apples have also been converted juice and hopefully some celebratory cider by Summerwood Community Gardens. Cheers!

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Abundance at the Grow your own event

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Abundance promoted their project and also introduced some young people to pressing apples and building their own bug hotels. The event was held in Woodthrorpe Grange Park on Sunday 16th Septemeber and organised by Nottingham City Council. It was really … Continue reading

First Abundance pick of 2012!

The first pick of 2012 was in the Lenton area of Nottingham. We had seven eager volunteers and spent a few hours visiting tree we already knew about and finding some new ones.

We managed to pick a bag of plums, two bags of pears and a bag of apples. This has been sorted and is making its way to two community groups within Nottingham. The plums would not keep so they have been made into 9 jars of jam for distribution.

Thanks to everyone who came along to this pick and for the people who let us pick the fruit from their trees. While not as abundant as last year (the same trees yeilded over 80kgs of apples) this fruit would all have gone to waste if it had been left unpicked.

Please come along to our next pick which will be in Forest Fields (meet at The Forest tram stop at 11am) on Sunday 30th Septemeber.

Abundance activity 2012

Abundance is back for the harvest season of 2012. Abundance Nottingham is a volunteer run group which collects excess fruit, mainly apples and pears, and distribute it to local community groups. This is the year to join in, the harvest is upon us and we need as many volunteers as possible. It is a great way of getting out and about, meeting some different people, climbing some trees (if you want to), learning about fruit and generally having scrumping fun. Also, there are usually as many apples as you can possibly and cider for volunteers when its ready!
We are doing regular picking sessions onĀ Sundays meeting at 11am at the following dates and locations:
  • Sunday 23rd Sept – Lenton Pick – meet at: Savoy Cinema, Derby Road
  • Sunday 30th Sept – Forest Fields Pick – meet at: Forest Fields Tram stop
  • Sunday 7th Oct – Arnold Pick- To be confirmed changed to Forest Field meet at: The Forest tram stop
  • Sunday 14th Oct – Wollaton Pick – meet at: Farndon Green outside the Post Office. (Farndon Green is just off Middleton Boulevard between the Derby Road and Wollaton Road roundabouts)
  • Sunday 21st Oct – Sneinton Pick – meet at: Sneinton Market
  • Sunday 28th Oct – Forest Fields Pick – meet at: Forest Fields Tram stop
  • Sunday 4th Nov – Lenton Pick – meet at: Savoy Cinema, Derby Road
(Tea and biscuits provided. Bring some food to share, if you’d like.)
You can join in for as much or as little time as you like. We generally
spend around 4-5 hours on these picking sessions, but that depends upon the
harvest.
Please spread the word to any other people who might be interested – we rely
upon enthusiastic volunteers.
Email: abundancearea4@googlemail.com (querys or to join mailing list for weekly updates)

ABUNDANCE ACTIVITY 2011

It has been some time but Abundance is back for the harvest season of 2011.

We plan on doing regular picking sessions on *Sundays meeting at 11am* at the following dates and locations:

- 4th Sept – Forest Fields Pick – meet at: Forest Fields Tram stop
– 11th Sept – St Anns Pick – meet at: Ransom Road Entrance to St Anns
Allotments
– 18th Sept – Lenton Pick – meet at: Savoy Cinema, Derby Road
– 25th Sept – Sneinton Pick – meet at: Stonebridge City Farm
– 2nd Oct – Lenton Pick – meet at: Savoy Cinema, Derby Road
– 9th Oct - Forest Fields Pick – meet at: Forest Fields Tram stop
– 16th Oct – Sneinton Pick – meet at: Sneinton Market
– 23rd Oct – St Anns Pick – meet at: Ransom Road Entrance to St Anns
Allotments

(Tea and biscuits provided. Bring some food to share, if you’d like.)

You can join in for as much or as little time as you like. We generally
spend around 4-5 hours on these picking sessions, but that depends upon the
harvest.

Please spread the word to any other people who might be interested – we rely
upon enthusiastic volunteers.

Email: abundancearea4@googlemail.com
Phone: 07722 613715 or 07947671182

 

REGISTER INTEREST IN ABUNDANCE FOR 2011

Abundance is now taking a well-earned rest from all the tree scaling, fruit picking, and redistribution from autumn 2010.

Along with the trees, we are hibernating!

However, seasons being seasons we will start up again from the end of summer 2011.

To remind, we are 100% volunteer led and volunteer run and rely on community support and input to keep going.

So if avoiding fruit waste, promoting healthy eating and getting involved with the local community sound like your thing, we would love to hear from you – get in touch with us now to register your interest…

Here are some of the ways you can get involved with Abundance from end summer/autumn 2011:

- collect fruit
– scout out new trees
– scout out new distribution points who could use the fruit
– run a chutney or jam-making workshop
– give us stuff! Jam jars, recipe books, tarpaulins, apple pickers…. bike grease, the works….
– help out with publicity

To register your interest:

1. Email abundancearea4@gmail.com and put ‘volunteer’ in the subject heading
2. Tell us what you’d like to get involved in

That’s it! We’ll email you back closer to the time.

Hear Abundance on the radio!!

Hey there

Check out Emilia and Aran on BBC Radio nottingham chatting about the project last Friday 15th October

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00bh8td/Richard_Spurr_15_10_2010/