Plans for Fruit Share 2011

It is an exciting time for Fruit Share Winnipeg.  More fruit, more volunteers, more sharing are on the way for 2011!

As a result of meetings and discussions with people throughout the city, I’ve written several proposals to several funding sources to help coordinate the expansion of Fruit Share into 6 neighbourhoods that have expressed an interest.  Of course, the nature of funding grants means we have to wait to hear what kind of funding we actually get.  But, even without funding, Fruit Share 2011 is poised to grow and pick a lot of fruit!

Here are our plans:

  • continue to operate in Riverview/Lord Roberts with the support of the South Osbourne Urban Community Cooperative

Growing Local Conference 2011

Had a fabulous time at the Growing Local Conference here in Winnipeg.  It was wonderful to hear about all the different initiatives going on throughout the province and learning lots of tips and ideas.

I had a chance to present the idea and experiences of Fruit Share at the conference as well.  I hope the result will be more interest from all parts of the city and/or province.  Fruit Share could work in any community with unpicked fruit and people interested in doing something with it.  And, we would gladly share all our administration tools (spreadsheets, blog, pictures, ideas, processes) with anyone from anywhere!  As we learned last year all it takes is a small group of volunteers with a big love for fruit and community.