**Abundance is looking for help with fruit picking!**
This lovely weather will be bringing on the fruit - and we hope you are able to join us for some fruit picking/jam making/etc. this summer.
Fruit picking trips will probably start in a few weeks. Meanwhile if anyone has a surplus of currants or rhubarb, please do get in touch, as I'm sure someone will want them.
We are changing how we do things. Instead of fruit picking being organised centrally and people travelling around, we are setting up more local fruit picking groups, with each taking on responsibility for picking a few trees.
Four groups have now been set up - but they each need a few more people to help. So please get in touch if you can help with fruit-picking (even just once or twice), in the following areas:
- Haydon's Rd - with Ben
- Morden - with Liz
- Raynes Park - with Gilli and Samantha
- Wimbledon Park - with Carole and Jane
- Wimbledon town/village - with Juliet
We would also like to set up fruit picking groups in:
- Merton Park
- South Park Gardens
- Colliers Wood
So please do get in touch if you would like to get involved in one of those. Or let us know if you would like to form another group - it could just be to pick a couple of trees in your street! We'd advertise for more people to join you. It's a great way to do some fruit picking with your neighbours and get to know new people in your area. Just let us know.
The RHS guide to pruning fruit trees - pdf guide
Come fruit-picking with Jean-Jacques Video of fruit-picking in the gardens of Wimbledon and Southfields
More Video Links
Abundance London - video of the schools project
How to Graft Fruit Trees - using the whip & tongue method
How to Plant Fruit Trees
How to Celebrate Our Orchard Heritage
How to Involve the Community in Orchards
Other Abundance projects