Kensal to Kilburn Fruit Harvesters (active project)

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Kensal to Kilburn Fruit Harvesters (active project)

We pick 1.5 tons of apples, pears and plums  from local back gardens and give most to schools and community groups. We reduce waste, raise awareness that food doesn't have to come from a supermarket and enjoy getting to know our community, the place and the people. Over 100 harvesters and tree owners contribute each year. In 2014 Parlour restaurant kindly made greengage jam for us, QPCS business students started a company based on our produce, we harvested with two children's nurseries and from the 900 trees in Fryent Country Park.  We make jam, chutney and juice, have trained 40 people to prune, lend a fruit picking tool through a local library and have planted 40 fruit trees on a local estate.
 
 
Twitter @k2kfruitharvest
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Location: Kensal, Queens Park, Kilburn
Members: 66
Latest Activity: 23 hours ago

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d3NHFZ5ovM

Film about foraging including us

http://vimeo.com/38361056

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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.

Jam available

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

Started by Sophia Flucker Sep 19.

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.

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.

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Comment by Sophia Flucker 23 hours ago

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 http://www.christchurchbrondesbury.org.uk/parish.htm If you can help please contact Stephen stepspc@mac.com

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 http://ttkensaltokilburn.ning.com/events/fruit-harvesters-at-queens...

Comment by Nilufer on January 22, 2016 at 12:43

Dear All,

Could someone tell me if there is any funding for expanding this kind of group activity in our community ??

Comment by Sophia Flucker on August 18, 2015 at 21:43

Protecting Royal Apples on Radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02zmjtg

Comment by Sophia Flucker on September 28, 2014 at 20:17

We have a number of jams, chutneys, pickles and compotes made by members of the group using locally harvested ingredients...they make great gifts.  Currently for sale in Taste of Chamberlayne, Brooks the Butchers and will be in stock at upcoming events.  Contact Sophia for more info.

Comment by Transition Kensal to Kilburn on September 23, 2013 at 16:26

There's one in the library in Salusbury Road for free loan. Try there first and if you have problems getting hold of it let us know and we'll find another way to get one to you. Michael

Comment by Matthew Sharp on September 23, 2013 at 14:38

The best looking apples on my tree are right at the top. Does anyone have an apple picker I can borrow? (Long pole with bag at the end and some sort of hook or cutter).

Comment by Transition Kensal to Kilburn on January 12, 2013 at 13:00

Wassail is on Jan 20th...details to follow

 

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