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 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 -
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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