Urban fruit picking

Initiative focusing on salvaging garden harvest surplus


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Web http://www.innovcity.fr/2010/11/17/des-fruits-tombes-du-pommier-sont-sauves-du-gaspillage-a-toronto/


About the project Edit

This project helps identify and connect gardeners who have yields that they don’t completely use with people who don’t have a small portion of land to grow fruits and vegetables in an urban environment.


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Fruit City in London and Not Far from the Tree in Toronto are examples that allow volunteers to go into public or private urban places. From there, gatherers collect the harvests and redistribute them to those without resources.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

The project minimizes waste of an available resource by feeding a population that doesn’t have the opportunity to purchase essential nutritious products.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

The project can be deployed in any urban area. A group of volunteers can generate this project and choose one part of the crop for the owner, another for the organization and another for donations. The method is simple and, other than the owner’s consent (which is preferable), little involvement is required.

What was the triggering factor of this project? Edit

The population doesn’t consume enough fruits and vegetables. Part of the problem stems from the fact that this resource isn’t as available compared to products for immediate consumption.

What is the business model of this project? Edit

Sharing three thirds of production aims to put a viable community process in place.

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