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Urban Fruit Abundance – Gleaning

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Expanding on the theme of leftovers, it is interesting to see the

practice of gleaning becoming popular in urban areas.   Many local

councils spend time and money removing wasted fruits from street

trees and public areas, and it really seems wasteful this vitamin

packed food just ends up in the bin. 

Now, with new solutions,  old apple trees are used and also intentionally

planted in urban places like railway stations, where they can be

eaten on the way to work.  Waste only seems to cost money in the long

run and when the value of a long awaited fruit harvest is known, people

are more prepared to savour it and use it, rather than let it go waste

in urban places.  Ceres has some great ideas on urban fruit supply in

inner Melbourne, where a haven has been created minutes from the city.

This interesting and common sense video, “Urban Fruit Gleaning” is

produced by Rebecca Gerendasy from the brilliant CookingUpAStory.

(Please wait a moment for the correct video to auto upload.)

(copyright Monika Roleff 2009.)

(copyright CookingUpAStory, 2009.)

(Image – Gleaned lemons via a very kind friend.)

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October 26, 2009 at 10:59 am 6 comments


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