Martin rejoices (can he really juggle three at a time?) as the citrus rolls in and the harvest tally climbs toward the 3 tonne mark! Thank you again dear householders and volunteers for your time and your fruit!
19 May 2015 The Fruit Squad, with Masters of home produce Sam Ferrero (Italy) and Ilias Papadopolous (Greece), gave a wonderful workshop on Saturday morning 16 May, to participants of the Darebin Home Made Food and Wine Festival. Around 20 people watched, took notes, asked questions, and sampled olives and salami as the lads demonstrated their family secrets!
Darebin Fruit Squad is mentoring Kew Gardening Club as they begin to establish their own Fruit Squad! Darebin Fruit Squad Volunteer Rachel Carlisle, gave a presentation to the Club this month. Interest has been growing in other municipialities, including Cities of Whittlesea and Yarra (Holden Street Neighbourhood House, North Fitzroy), to follow Darebin’s example!
As the grapes, apples and figs ‘roll’ in (thanks to our wonderful ‘rollers’!) the grand total to date is 2601.9kg – that’s 1055kg since September! Welcome to our new Volunteers – Kate, Simon and Neil – out on their first picks today with Kay and Russell – thank you fabulous Volunteers and householders!
Original article from The Age, August 24, 2013 When Keren Osborn moved to a Northcote house two years ago, she loved its big backyard. Later she realised it was more like an urban orchard, with 19 fruit trees. It’s a cornucopia, supplying limes for gin and tonics, nectarines and apricots for snacks and orange juice for her daughters, aged one … Read More