Hackney Permaculture


scrumping!
August 23, 2009, 10:37 am
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Not exactly rocket science but picking apples in London does seem to be a fringe activity. So many trees dripping with fruit, most of which ends up getting swept up by the street cleaners. Not this year :-)

Buying a telescopic fruit picker was the first action – I got mine second hand from ebay, here is a new one that is similiar – http://garden4less.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=RGM

Now off to these two trees on St Jude Street –

We had so many apples from our scrump that I set up shop on my street and started giving them away to neighbours which then resulted in my being invited into various back gardens to pick more!

Time to make some chutney now i guess :-)

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Chutney, maybe, why not cider. Crazy to think that there are these trees just growing, producing apples and then not getting picked. The apple are just waste unless someone comes around and does something with them. It is unfortunate what has happened to society. I am glad to hear you are doing the right thing. I work at a place that goes around, picks apples, makes cider (soft), give half to homeless shelters and sells the other (which keeps the program going). It is a pretty cool idea, but really shows the true potential our communities have in them.

Food for everyone, edible landscapes. Keep up the good work.

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