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September ’15 update

IMG_1980Harvest season is in full swing! Over 600 pounds of fruit has been harvested so far from the Friendly Area Neighborhood, thanks to volunteer efforts.  The amount of fruit seems to be less than previous years, which might be related to the hot weather in spring when fruit was setting, and a hot summer.  But the project has grown nicely in other ways, both in terms of volunteers and fruit “stewards” who have offered to share their fruit.

If you know of fruit that is not being used, either yours or a neighbor’s, let’s try to get it harvested before the season ends.  Go ahead and knock on a door & meet a neighbor! You can direct folks to friendlyfruittreeproject.org to register fruit online, or complete a printed form (print it here), or leave a note (print from here).

Questions? Contact info@friendlyfruittreeproject.org.

FFTP Report Available for Viewing

IMG_0822_cropped   FFTP Neighborhood Matching Grant – Final Report

If you are interested in starting a fruit project in your neighborhood, this report might help.  See also the Portland Fruit Tree Project.

Get tools for your fruit at the…

ToolboxProjectLogoTools purchased for the Friendly Fruit Tree Project were donated to the Eugene Toolbox Project, to be widely used by the community.

Learn more here:  http://www.eugenetoolboxproject.org/

Apples, pears, plums…

IMG_0717  Here is an example of what the harvest looks like from one site during fall ’14.

Pruning as a conversation

Pruning workshop2_adjusted

A FFTP workshop on fruit tree pruning is reflected on nicely here:

http://bob-ferris.blogspot.com/2015/02/friendly-fruit-tree-project-having.html

 

Lekvar plum paste

Plums for lekvar

Learn about a delicious way to use plums from Culinarious Eugenius.

Apple pressing

Cider

The FFTP had three apple pressings in 2014.  Read about one at Culinarious Eugenius:

https://culinariaeugenius.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/7538/