What’s the Buzz about Fruit Share?

Welcome to new friends and familiar ones! We are looking forward to the 2014 season ahead. In the meantime, we thought this would be a great opportunity to share more information about the organization and what we are about.

 

The Back Story

The revolution began in the spring of 2010. Frustrated with fresh, local, nutritious fruit going to waste, and the desire to help others, Getty Stewart started Fruit Share in her South Osborne neighborhood. The inspiration to create Fruit Share came to Getty after reading an article about volunteer fruit rescuing operations in cities like Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, and Victoria. During the first summer, 10 volunteers harvested over 1,600 pounds of fruit at 20 picks and calls started to come in from all over Winnipeg. By the second year, Fruit Share grew to a stunning 201 volunteers harvesting over 7,300 pounds of fruit from 153 registered fruit owners.

Spotlight on The Laurel Centre

The Laurel Centre provides individual and group counselling to women whose lives have been impacted by childhood sexual abuse.  We recognize addictions and other compulsive coping behaviours, as long term consequences of unresolved trauma.

Contact Info

Street Address: 104 Rosyln Road
Phone: (204) 783-5460
Website: www.thelaurelcentre.com

Donations Accepted
Fruit, other food items and non-food items.

Donation Logistics
When: Mondays and Tuesdays
Where: 104 Roslyn Road

Symphony of the Soil

Manitoba Premiere of Symphony of the Soil

Manitoba is celebrating Organic Week (September 21 – 28th) by premièring a fabulous new documentary by Deborah Koons Garcia, director of the Future of Food.

OFCM calendarSymphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. Using a captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Yet most people are soil-blind and “treat soil like dirt.”