Fruit tree harvest
Welcome to THB's Glut & Glean project
What is THB's Glut & Glean project all about?
The aim of this project is to make good use of locally grown fruit that would otherwise go to waste and to help spread the skills that enable us to look after our fruit trees and to preserve their harvest to enjoy throughout the year. We'll also be looking for other ways to distribute fruit back into the community.
What have we been up to?
In February we preserved blood plumbs, nashi pears (from an orchard in Beaconsfield) and apples from Plump Organics.
In July we ran a series of workshops on fruit tree pruning to learn more about how to keep our fruit trees healthy and productive.
Next we learned how to make Morocan preserved lemons and made some delicious lemon butter.
Early in September we collected 62kgs of locally grown lemons for Foodbank Victoria's Urban Street Harvest program which we delivered by bike trailer to their warehouse in Yarraville for distribution through their network of charities.
What equipment does THB's Glut & Glean project have for loan?
Through council grants we have been able to purchase a preserving unit as well as some harvesting equipment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to borrow them.
How do you get involved?
If you're interested in workshops, or you have trees that you might like to donate from at any time in the year register at the bottom of the page.
Alternatively you can email us at email@example.com. We would be very interested in any ideas for workshops or fruit gleaning that you may have.