Do you like fruit? Do you like free fruit? Are you interested in using local resources to benefit your community?
The Abundance project was created in Sheffield in 2007 by Grow Sheffield. Teams of volunteers harvest the seasonal glut of fruit across the city and redistribute this surplus to the local community on a non profit making basis.
Abundance aims to reconnect communities with their local food resources and to provide skills, training and practical advice in order to utilise and develop these for the benefit of everyone.
We are also now selling fruit trees, grafted and tended by volunteers and supporters. These are local heritage varieties of fruit that are in danger of being lost, and planting more trees will help to preserve them and ensure future abundance in Sheffield.
You can get involved by either volunteering or perhaps you have fruit trees in your garden that you would like us to harvest? Please do get in touch, visit our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @abundancesheff
Visit the Abundance network website for more information on established groups across the UK www.abundancenetwork.org.uk
Our Abundance Hubs
All our hubs are quite fluid and transient and they have an inherent ability to move and expire constantly. The areas that we are focussing on this year are;
Nether Edge/Sharrow – Walkley/Crookes/Upperthorpe – Meadowhead/Greenhill/Norton – Westfield – Greystones/Ecclesall – Heeley/Meersbrook – Millhouses – Southey/Norwood – Hillsborough/Wisewood
Our Abundance Project Leader is Lucy.
You can contact Lucy at [email protected]