Do you have a fruit tree on your property that makes a mess when excess fruit falls to the ground and rots? Here’s a way to plug into a network of people who see your problem as their solution. Podcast host Kathy Sipple speaks with Orianna Tiell of Neighborhood Fruit.
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Neighborhood Fruit helps people find and share fruit locally, both backyard bounty and abundance on public lands – 10,000 trees nationwide and counting!
Neighborhood Fruit was created to make use of the abundant fruit growing in our urban environments. Currently, the bulk of fruit grown in backyards and in our cities goes to waste, while the fruit we consume is grown in water-intensive orchards far from our homes. We envision a different future, where the bulk of backyard fruit is utilized and shared between neighbors and our diets replete with home-made goodies. Join us in creating a future where the food we eat is truly fresh, seasonal and local!
Also mentioned on this episode:
- Northwest Indiana Food Swap (includes podcast link)
- Sustainable Indiana 2016
- Upcycling brewery grains (includes podcast link)
Additional related links and resources:
- Teaching Garden in Crown Point (includes podcast link)
- Organic Garden and Food Buying Group of NWI (includes podcast link)
- Northwest Indiana Local Food Guild
- Purdue University Food Entrepreneurship Series
- Grow NWI
- Northwest Indiana Society for Sustainable Living
- Fresh Hope Produce