Limbs are breaking under an abundance of fruit this year. It’d be a shame to let it go to waste, so we’ve started brainstorming how to take advantage of it. A community cider press would help… as would a map of trees with fruit happy to be picked… and a list of resources for processing them.
We decided to step out on a limb and initiate a project that integrates these distinct objectives… call it the “Low-Hanging Fruit Press”. We’ll hope to have some fun, learn a bit, build some new relationships, and create some stories as well.
Community Funded: a Low-Hanging Fruit Press
The campaign to purchase a community-owned cider press is now fully funded. Thanks to all who helped out!
- “Apple Abundance” (a post by Phil to help start the conversation)
- Incredible Edible Todmorden (a TED talk that captures the simple but inspiring kinds of effort we’re hoping to catalyze)
- “Putting Up Fruit Trees Promises Peach Cobbler and More” (an essay by Goshen City Forester Aaron Kingsley in the Goshen Commons)
- Falling Fruit (the movement behind the map)
- Fallen Fruit (another movement to gather abundance)