The aim is to help harvest fruit (mainly apples this year) from all over Birmingham and beyond which would normally go to waste. Choice, named varieties will be donated and sold back to the people of Birmingham. In future years there’s a hope to juice the apples but there’s a need to find a cheap juicing and pasteurising method (get in touch if you know!).
To get the ball rolling (or should that be apple bobbing?) there’s a bit of crowd funding to be done and THEN at harvest time there will be equipment and a coordinator to make the harvest efficient, fun and productive. Any profits will be plunged back into the project for next year.
If you want to HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN please have a look at donating, following the project on twitter and join the facebook group. Signing up will mean you are kept informed of developments, calls for apple trees, picking days, events and lots more.
There are rewards for donations including Urban Veg discounts and free places on our MAKE YOUR OWN APPLE JUICE AND CIDER course on the 27th October (Places still available even if you don’t donate, please see course list for details and cost).
This is a great project which is truly collaborative and community-oriented. To make it happen we need lots of people to help so please, share links, and publish widely!