Abundance Wimbledon's 10th Annual Fruit Day IS ON:
Sat 19th Sept, 2020
11am - 2.30pm
St. Mark's Church, St. Mark's Place
Wimbledon, London, SW19 7ND
ENTRY VIA COMPTON ROAD ONLY
(one way system to meet Government social distancing Guidelines)
We will continue to follow all UK Government Guidelines in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Lots of home-made jams, chutneys, cordials, honey, fresh apple juice and cakes to buy, music (the Ukulele Orchestra is returning!) and fruity fun for children and adults.
We have checked with @MertonCouncil, chatted to @LoveWimbledon and are delighted that our event can happen
(social event restrictions of max 6 people does not apply except as detailed below).
We have the following measures in place (as a minimum) to ensure a safe event for all:
. enter via Compton Road only
. Names and phone numbers will be taken for track and trace
(QR Code or manual - please bring your own pen to help reduce wait times if you would prefer to do this manually).
. Entry into hall numbers capped
. Masks to be worn inside hall (please BYO)
. Sanitiser available on entry
. Please keep your (social) distance
. Cash and credit card payments will be taken (cash only for honey)
. Tasting will not be available (sorry!)
. Group sizes limited to <6 (we will have to split groups of >6 into 2 groups at entry)
These measures may result in a queue forming before entry, so please use QR Code to help reduce wait times.
There will be more space in the garden which will enable our queue to flow freely into (and through) the hall.
The good news is that we have a plethora of fantastic home made jams, chutneys, cordials, honey, fresh apple juice and cakes available for sale. There will also be something for the children. Hope to see you there!
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Abundance Wimbledon Fruit Day is our big event each year for selling jams, chutneys, cakes, freshly-squeezed apple juice
and lots more made from unwanted fruit from local gardens.
Juliet's Zoom chat with Sustainable Merton
Our Juliet chatted to Amy from Sustainable Merton via Zoom Chat on 19 August, 2020 at 1.00pm
Click on the file below to view Juliet's presentation.
What is Abundance Wimbledon?
There are lots of fruit trees in the Wimbledon area, but much of the fruit falls on the ground and is wasted. Abundance helps people to access this fruit and pick it.
Or main objective is that the fruit gets used. If at the same time, we can help people who might be struggling with the cost of fresh food, share skills, reduce waste and have fun doing all of this, so much the better!
Abundance works because lots of people do little bits to help. Here are the different ways you could help:
Over the last year, we have localised fruit picking and distributing - so there are now teams of people working together in Raynes Park, Morden, Wimbledon Park and Wimbledon Town Centre & Wimbledon Village. We are looking to localise even further and set up teams in Merton Park/Dundonald and Colliers Wood.
Let us know if you'd like to help in some way by emailing or would like to receive email updates of what is happening, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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