Similar Projects, Mostly In North America
Not only do these sites talk about their various community projects, many of them also have some very good links and resources that are good to know about. See also the Food Security page for urban agriculture resources.
Food News: Urban Fruit Gleaning – Portland Group – Excellent video on community harvesting YouTube video
Ken Meter: Building a Local Food Economy (part 1 of 3) – YouTube video
Planting Trees – Fallen Fruit -Good intro video YouTube video
Giving Grove, Kansas City, Missouri http://www.givinggrove.org/the-giving-grove-resources
Alliance for Community Trees http://actrees.org/site/index.php
The Backyard Harvest - http://www.backyardharvest.org/ Washington, Idaho, California
Beacon Food Forest- Seattle Washington. http://www.beaconfoodforest.org/
The Bountiful Cities Project – Ashville, NC - http://www.bountifulcitiesproject.org/about.html To create, on urban land, beautiful community spaces that produce food in abundance and foster a learning environment for social justice and sustainability.
Common Ground – Dorset, England - http://www.commonground.org.uk/
Earth Matters – Youth Environmental Programs and Services - Nelson, BC, Canada – http://earthmatters.ca/ Good projects and resources.
East of England – Apples and Orchards Project – England http://www.applesandorchards.org.uk/
Food Not Lawns – Promoting growing food producing plants in neighborhoods. http://www.foodnotlawns.net/
The Gleaners Coalition – Olympia, WA - http://www.gleanerscoalition.org/
Heartland Tree Alliance – Kansas City – An affiliate of Bridging the Gap. http://www.heartlandtreealliance.org/egap.php?id=85
Lettuce Link via Solid Ground – Seattle WA – CLICK HERE Organized harvesting and redistribution of fruit.
LifeCycles Fruit Tree Project – Victoria, BC, Canada - http://www.lifecyclesproject.ca/initiatives/fruit_tree/
Bloomington Community Orchard http://www.bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org/site/
Madison Fruits and Nuts – Madison WI – http://madisonfruitsandnuts.org/
North End Neighbours - A local neighborhood project called the Hamilton Fruit Tree Project is listed here.
Philadelphia Orchard Project – Philadelphia, PA – They plant orchards in Philadelphia. Community organizations own, maintain and harvest the crops. http://www.phillyorchards.org/ They have a good list of links to other projects here. http://www.phillyorchards.org/orchards/links
Portland Fruit Tree Project – Portland, OR - http://portlandfruit.org/ Portland Fruit Tree Project provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need in Portland and beyond – access to healthy food.
The Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project – Richmond, BC, Canada – http://www.richmondfruittree.com/ Local links, brochure, surplus fruit distribution, etc.
Tree Folks – Austin, TX - http://www.treefolks.org/home.asp Programs include 1) Grant program for individuals, schools 2) Education 3) Sapling Days in October. 4) Urban Orchard 5) NeighborWoods – combating heat island effect
Tree People – Los Angeles, CA - http://www.treepeople.org/vfp.dll?OakTree~getPage~&PNPK=1 Training on care and planting of trees, works with school children and adults, water usage issues, etc. Large organization.
21 Acres – Woodinville, WA - http://www.21acres.org/ Our mission is to cultivate, demonstrate and advance systems that support sustainable agriculture.
The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project – Vancouver, BC, Canada - They work to increase access to fresh local fruit throughout Vancouer. They harvest and distribute fruit. http://www.vancouverfruittree.com/
Village Harvest – Santa Clara Valley, California - http://www.villageharvest.org/
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