A Glut Of Plums And Abundant Pears

Early fruit picking this year in Chiswick


Abundance Volunteer's Community Work Wins Praise

'Magical Orchard' Launched At Chiswick Library

The latest news from Abundance is that it's shaping up to be a good year for fruit picking. You can read their news here:

The plums are set to provide big glut this year. The pears look luscious and abundant. The apples - we picked our first crop this weekend (congrats to Gilly and Jonathan Edwardes for the earliest trees, a fine harvest in Bedford Park). In general our super-duper database is telling us that the fruit is running about two weeks earlier than last year.

If you have a tree that you would like some help picking from, please get in touch. If you've hosted a general pick, or a school pick, we will probably be in touch with you soon - but if you have a ripe harvest already, let us know.

If you would like to be one of our jam or chutney makers this year, get in touch.

If you want to find out about our last minute picks - sometimes organised at very short notice when we are told the fruit is ripe, subscribe to our twitterfeed, @AbundanceLondon, or let us know you're keen to pick.

Chiswick Library
Our installation at the library, the Magical Orchard, is looking very good (if we say so ourselves!) and the sunflowers are in full bloom. Apart from one tree, which is looking very sorry for itself, the others are fruiting nicely. The cherries were luscious and red, and passersby snacked on them before the pigeons found out. Currently there is a harvest of French beans and peas. Matilda, aged 9 and her little brother Louis Littlemore have got the idea - they graze as they pass each day, and Matilda told us (unprompted) that the installation "is the best thing I've ever seen." Louis has his beady eye on the ripening tomatoes... If you haven't seen it yet, check it out, and take a book/leave a book at the Little Free Library in the middle of the orchard.



September 5, 2014