Show the Fruit Share Love

Do you love Fruit Share? Well now you can show us just how much you care by committing some time to help keep Fruit Share going!

Other than our part-time summer coordinator, the Fruit Share you know and love is run by a small group of committed volunteers. This summer we are looking for a few more people to join the team and keep this great thing going.

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Do you love event planning? Have an interest in web design or social media? Looking to get some experience managing finances or applying for grants? There are so many ways to support Fruit Share, and we want to find something that will interest you and fit into your life.

Pear picking and how to know when to harvest apples and grapes

Check it out! Fruit Share volunteers have been out picking pears:

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Volunteer Amanda picks some pears. Thanks to Ariel Gordon for providing these lovely photos!

Trying to figure out if your apples and grapes are ready for harvesting? Check out Getty’s articles on these topics:

Fruit Share has also been featured in the media recently. Click here to view the CTV interview (and get some more info on correct apple-picking techniques!).

Got photos or a story about a Fruit Share pick? Email us at info@fruitshare.ca – we’d love to hear it!

Rescuing & Sharing Fruit Across Canada

I’m excited to see that all across Manitoba and Canada, fruit-rescuing organizations like Fruit Share are popping up. While each may be operated slightly different, the goal of rescuing and sharing fruit is pretty much the same.

The combined efforts of these organizations is more fruit for those who love and need it, and less waste and mess for those who have too much of it – a win/win/win.

Our friends at Hidden Harvest Ottawa have put together this chart of established fruit-rescuing groups across Canada. We’ve added a Manitoba segment and added it to the top of the list to showcase the communities that are setting up their own fruit-rescuing programs.

Volunteer Interview – Sagan Morrow

Sagan Morrow is a professional freelance editor and writer. She has been part of Fruit Share since she became its inaugural summer harvest coordinator in 2011 – before she had ever been on a pick! At the time, she was looking for work in project management for a non-profit, community-based group.

After her summer as coordinator, Sagan joined the Fruit Share Advisory Committee and was instrumental in those first years of growth. Time constraints forced her to step away for a couple of years, but now she is back as our Blog Manager.

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