Share Seeds – Spread the Love!

The following is a message from Jeff Shwaluk. If you would like to help him with his mission, contact him at rrcaccount@hotmail.com.

Hello, I own a couple of properties and currently only have raspberries that I transplanted from my hometown farm. I planted them at the front fence for everybody walking by to help themselves.

They all love them so much but they spread so slowly and I was hoping to expand into a wide variety of non-GMO local fruits. I could plant them at edge of properties where people in need could help themselves.

How Do I Find a Pick?

Lately we’ve been receiving queries from people wondering how to find a pick in their area. Applesauce for the freezer is a wonderful thing!

So here is how to do it.

  1. Click on the tab that says “Volunteer Pickers”.
  2. Follow the instructions there to register.
  3. Read the email you will receive with a list of available picks.
  4. Follow the instructions to register for a pick. Now that it’s mostly apples, you will undoubtedly find one.
  5. Show up at the appointed time and pick yourself some apples!
  6. Drop some off at a charity to make your heart feel even better.

Have fun and thanks for helping rescue backyard fruit! That is what Fruit Share is all about.

Happenings at Fruit Share Brandon

What a busy season ahead for Fruit Share Brandon! While the chapter is relatively new to the area, there has been terrific progress in spreading the word via local and social media. I had the opportunity to connect with Tanis Brown-Birch from Fruit Share Brandon this week about happenings this summer.

Recognition:

  • Announcement in the Brandon Sun (May 15th)
  • Radio interview on Bill Turner’s Feedback CKLQ 880 (May 27th)
  • Interview with the Westman Journal (June 7th)

Social Media Info:

By the Numbers…

  • Volunteers: 27 have signed up in the city of Brandon to date