We can't put it off any longer!

It's time to pull our finger out of the proverbial plum and to get our act together.

There are literally thousands of Fruit Trees in Auckland that are simply being neglected with the fruit going to waste.

I have just watch a fabulous video from a mob in Toronto which shows that it can be done. Check it out at notfarfromthetree.org .

So, what's the plan?

Step 1. Form a posse.

If you're interested meet us at the Ooooby Box at 2pm on Sunday the 5th December where we'll have a cuppa and form sub-posses for different zones around Auckland.

Step 2. Find the trees.

With your posse, plan some time to canvas your zone to meet as many people with fruit trees as you can and pop coloured pins into a map for all the different types of fruit trees that people are willing for us to harvest.

Step 3. Timeline the harvest days.

Pick the days to hit the streets, let the tree owners know and book in the posse.

Step 4. Tool up.

Get the bags, bikes and long fruit picking pole thingys.

Step 5. Get picking.

Hit the streets and pick away.

1/3 of fruit goes to the tree owners. 1/3 to the posse. 1/3 to the ooooby boxes.

See you at the Ooooby Box, 66 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn, (opposite the black heritage villa at 15 Surrey Crescent) 2pm Sunday the 5th December.

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Comment by Crystal Lil on December 1, 2010 at 3:29pm
There's also a facebook page: Auckland Underground Fruit Economy
Comment by Crystal Lil on December 1, 2010 at 3:27pm
Comment by Sara Lovitz on December 1, 2010 at 3:24pm
I plan to be there with hopefully a couple central akld posse people!
Comment by Dave Burton on November 29, 2010 at 10:44pm
hi, a few people seem interested in forming a fruit posse in the eastern suburbs. suggest meet on sunday at the ooooby box as above. cheers, Dave
Comment by bec may on November 24, 2010 at 1:17pm
how 'bout something down in chch? email me nbp.newsletter@gmail.com if you've got a tree/know a tree and let's see if we can't get our own fruit posse!
Comment by Jenny Freewalker on November 24, 2010 at 7:11am
l would also be interested in a West Auckland posse
Comment by shannon seal on November 23, 2010 at 9:54pm
Sounds great, would be interested in a west auckland posse
Comment by Steph Hamilton on November 23, 2010 at 9:09pm
That's my birthday, sounds like a good day to get out and do something proactive!!!!
Comment by Gwynn Sturdevant on November 23, 2010 at 4:49pm
Sounds fun! I'll be there!
Comment by Tara McFarlane on November 23, 2010 at 4:31pm
What an utterly brilliant idea!!!

I would love to be at the meeting, however will be overseas during that week

I would love to find out about a posse in the manurewa area if possible - so if there is one, please let me know. Another option might also be to approach the Botanical Gardens as well, they may have fruit trees which could be harvested

Kindest regards to all



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