Sharing the Harvest
Collecting neglected fruit, eating and sharing; that’s the essence of the Abundance movment
London’s best foraging groups
The streets of London may not be paved with gold, but they are lined with fruit trees. Groups all over town are gathering forces to pick fruit that would otherwise go to waste. Get involved in the harvest, or suggest trees that need pickers.
Urban Scrumpers Are Picking the Forbidden Fruit
My friend Sarah Cruz called me at 9 a.m. on a recent Saturday and said, “We found a hidden orchard on an abandoned property, can you grab my apple-picking poles at my house in your car and I’ll meet you there on my bike at noon.” I put my 3-year-old and 5-year-old daughters in the car, called my husband and told him to collect my 7-year-old son after football practice and bike to the apple-picking spot in a leafy part of West London. It was impossible to see the hidden orchard from the road, so Karen Liebreich, Ms. Cruz’s picking partner, scrambled from the abandoned plot of bramble and rubble in her long, rubber boots to guide us to the five trees bursting with ripe Bramley eating and cooking apples.