Day of preserving – 24th October

Hello fruity folk

It is almost the end of the fruit picking season!!!! Thanks to all who have got involved this year and helped stop all that fruit going to waste…. we reckon the number of fruit we’ve saved is somewhere in the thousands, so many thanks.

We have been stashing some fruit aside from our usual deliveries for join us this coming Sunday for a day of chutney-making, jam-making, juicing, and maybe even toffeee apple making (if we’re lucky)

Join us for this party-esque breather from the usual fruit picking at the Sumac Centre on Sunday 24th, 11am-4pm

The Sumac Centre is at 245 Gladstone Street, Forest Fields, Nottingham NG7 6HX, England.

Come prepared to share or learn some preserving/juicing skills. Lunch and tea and coffee will be made on site too.

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Abundance in West Bridgford up and running!

Abundance West Bridgford is a different bunch of volunteers focusing on collecting and redistributing specifically in the West Bridgford area….. they are willing to meet new volunteers and so if you are based in the West Bridgford area, get in touch!

email: abundance@wbskills-exchange.co.uk

their website: www.wbinabundance.blogspot.com

Getting ready for Harvest Season

We are getting ready for the Harvest Season and are organising regular picks on Sundays, with each pick in a specific area of Nottingham.

This will involve tree picking, fruit gathering, fruit crushing, preserving, munching, delivering and much more (we will ensure tea, coffee and biscuits a plenty).

The dates and areas that fruit picks are planned at are as follows:

 Date: Sunday 19th September 2010

Area: Forest Fields – Forest Tram Stop, Forest Fields at 10am

Date: Sunday 26th September 2010

Area: Lenton – Savoy cinema, Derby Road, Lenton at 10am

Date: Sunday 3rd October 2010

Area: Sneinton – Greens Windmill car park, Windmill Lane, Sneinton at 10am

October dates to follow

If you would like to get involved then please send an e-mail to: abundancearea4@gmail.com / or call on: 07722613715

Abundance at First Transition Nottingham Market!

Here are Aiden and Sam at the first Transition Nottingham Market in Sneinton on saturday 12th December 2009!

Abundance Celebrations at People’s kitchen this Saturday!

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Hot off the press: Abundance gets juicy!

Thanks to invaluable support from Sprout at the Partnership Council and to donations for our chutney and jam, Abundance has managed to raise enough money to invest in a Fruit Press! This means we get to have fun juicing, but more importantly it means that we can put much much more fruit to very good use and distribute even more.

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Apple day the Abundance way!

Last Sunday we had a stall at St. Ann’s Community Orchard for ‘Apple Day’.  It was a fantastic event – the sun was shining and we had lots of fun roasting chestnuts and making apple chutney!

Lots of people also signed up as volunteers to help out with the project and we were told about lots of other trees that need harvesting!

Here are some photos from the day:

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