Kensal to Kilburn Fruit Harvesters (active project)


Kensal to Kilburn Fruit Harvesters (active project)

We pick over a ton of apples, pears and plums  from local back gardens and give most to Foodbanks and community groups.

Why do we do it?

* to reduce waste
* to raise awareness that food doesn't have to come from a supermarket
* to get to know our community, the place and the people.

What else do we do?
Over 100 harvesters and tree owners contribute each year. We make juice to sell at Queen's Park Day (when that can happen), have a dehydrator for members to borrow, run jam making workshops, Parlour restaurant kindly makes jam for us, we've harvested with children's nurseries, lend a fruit picking tool through the library on Salusbury Road and have planted 40 fruit trees on a local estate and elsewhere.
Contact and visuals
Twitter @k2kfruitharvest
Wonderful film about us, by Jonathan Goldberg:

Location: Kensal, Queens Park, Kilburn
Members: 76
Latest Activity: Oct 29, 2023

Award-winning film about the fruit harvesting group

Lovely 4 minute film about us by Jonathan Goldberg. Winner of Environmental film of the year 2013 awarded at Royal Geographic Society

Film about foraging including us

Discussion Forum

Great Day at Fryent Country Park

Today we picked an unexpected 418kg of apples from the wonderful orchards in Fryent Country Park.  About 40 volunteers came to help and although we thought there was less fruit than in previous years…Continue

Started by Transition Kensal to Kilburn Oct 2, 2016.

Jam available

Various flavours of jam (and chutney) made from local fruit is Sophia if you would like to purchase...Jams: apple & vanilla, apple & elderflower, appleJellies: crab apple,…Continue

Started by Sophia Flucker Sep 19, 2016.

Brent's Fruit Harvesting Season Underway

Our press release for the three harvesting groups below. We made p3 of the local paper…Continue

Started by Viv Stein Sep 16, 2016.

Our jam in Urban Food Awards 2 Replies

Kensal to Kilburn Fruit Harvesters is one of five projects with a chance of an Urban Food Award in the Proper Preserves category – for our Apple and Madagascan Vanilla Jam made by Parlour using…Continue

Started by Sophia Flucker. Last reply by Sophia Flucker Jul 15, 2016.

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Comment by Sophia Flucker on October 27, 2019 at 16:31

Thanks Yi for leading kombucha workshop yesterday at Abbey Community Centre!  See photos page for more info.

Comment by Sophia Flucker on September 28, 2019 at 18:37

Great apple & pear chutney workshop last weekend led by Sherry at Christ Church!  Check out the photos page

Comment by Sophia Flucker on September 1, 2018 at 11:18

Do you need jam jars or bottles?  I have lots.  Please contact me if you'd like to collect from Kensal Green

Comment by Matthew Sharp on August 13, 2018 at 13:41

James Grieve apple tree at 34 Lynton Road NW6 6BL. Check with Nelly for access - 07957114048

Comment by Sophia Flucker on October 10, 2017 at 18:11

Some lovely photos from our recent cooking workshop at Abbey led by Vera!

Comment by Janey McAllester on May 10, 2017 at 19:51

Please come to our meeting on 30th May 7.30pm to plan the harvesting season ahead.  Full details in Events.  RSVP to if you can come and I'll send you the address for Michael's flat on Christchurch Ave.

Comment by Sophia Flucker on December 6, 2016 at 22:44

Many thanks to Vera for leading our sticky toffee pudding workshop at Christchurch at the weekend.  We enjoyed making and eating delicious mini puddings made with Parlour's pear caramel!  Thanks also to Christchurch for hosting.  Christchurch provide feed many people in need every week If you can help please contact Stephen

Comment by Amandine Alexandre-Hughes on October 9, 2016 at 13:13

The Food Programme on Radio 4 was dedicated to apples today (The Apple: How British a fruit?). You can listen to the podcast here.

Comment by Sophia Flucker on June 30, 2016 at 20:18

Do you have / need clean jam jars?  One of our members is helping us to store / coordinate...get in touch if you need more details.

Comment by Sophia Flucker on May 3, 2016 at 21:46

We'll be selling apple & vanilla jam at Queens Park Farmers Market on Sunday 22nd May


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