Saturday, July 4, 2009
Fruit Tree Project
I just saw a great documentary called Island on the Edge. The film looks at the history of food production on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands and what would happen to our food supply if we were suddenly cut off from the rest of the world. Throughout the film they interview and talk to local farmers and innovators about food production and how we can become more sustainable and conscious about what we eat. One of my favourites was the Fruit Tree Project in Victoria.
The Fruit Tree Project harvests fruit from private trees that would otherwise go to waste. The fruit is then distributed among the homeowners, volunteers, food banks and community organisations within Victoria. I just love everything about this idea.