Member Feature: Stephanie Harvey

Fruit Share has a diverse group of members and we’re happy to introduce you to some of the people who may be picking your trees or sharing their fruit with you. Stephanie Harvey is the latest member we have had the opportunity to speak with and you can read more about her experiences below as a Fruit Picker.
What prompted you to join Fruit Share? 
 My main reason for joining is that I like to reduce waste, especially food waste. I also really like getting to know other people by picking with them, and spending time outside. Plus I get to explore the city and see parts of it that I would not otherwise see!

Aside from being a Fruit Picker, what do you do? 
I am a Speech-Language Pathologist. I work at SpeechWorks, supporting adults and children with communication disorders in English and French. 

Tell me about one of the most memorable moments you’ve had with Fruit Share.  
Last year, I attended an apple pick where there were so many apples that I couldn’t fit my share into my SMART car. I’m glad I didn’t go on a bicycle! After the pick, I couldn’t find a community organization to take 1/3 of the apples – so I went to a bunch of different places and they all took about a grocery bag’s worth. 

If you could pick with anybody in the world, who would you want to attend a pick with? 
My family!

What advice do you have for first time pickers? 
Have fun!

What’s your favourite thing to do with fruit you’ve picked? 
I like dehydrating fruit.
Is there anything else you’d like to add? 
I am really thankful to Fruit Share for connecting people who have surplus fruit with people who enjoy picking it! 
Want to get involved in picking some surplus fruit? Subscribe for you Fruit Share membership here.