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: 69
Latest Activity: Aug 7

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, 2016.

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, 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 Sharon Little on June 13, 2011 at 11:26
Love this idea so much. I'm a keen picker - some lovely cherries to be had on my way to work in Camden right now and really looking forward to the free plums to come! Very happy to help locally.
Comment by Mimi Van der Looy on May 12, 2011 at 18:50
Please let me know how i can donate my apples and elderflowers to your cause - so sad when they go to waste!
Comment by Nilufer on February 18, 2011 at 13:20

 

hi there, would like to be involved, what a great idea.... please keep me informed about days and events..thnks

Comment by Jason on February 11, 2011 at 2:07
add me to the email list please1
Comment by Maisie Hunt on November 14, 2010 at 20:18
What a great idea - would love to get involved too!
Comment by Michael Stuart on November 11, 2010 at 19:06
Yes, I think we've finished picking this year - though last year we harvested grapes in December! I can add you to our email list if you get in touch - a better way than through the website - michael.stuart6@googlemail.com
Comment by Barbara Gross on November 8, 2010 at 11:30
Hi, I am new to the Kensal to Kilburn Transition project and very excited about this initiative. Probably all the fruit/veg have gone for this year. If not, let me know and I will be on my bike to help collect. Hope to get more involved in the future.
 

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