Abundance meets regularly to plan activities, discuss progress, and distribute tasks. Please sign up to our mailing list if you’d like to be kept in touch or get involved. Picking has now started for this season and will continue until around late October.
If you’d like to help us do some fruit picking, organising or delivering produce, we’d love to meet you! We are looking for new volunteers for all aspects of the project. You can get involved with one particular area or several if you like;
Fruit picking – We have fruit picking sessions every Sunday during the season (typically August to October). We usually meet at 1pm and to go 2/3 gardens to pick fruit, which we then distribute by bike trailer or car if necessary.
Distributing – If you are a keen cyclist and interested in whizzing round with a bike trailer to deliver our freshly picked fruit and veg, we need you! Or if you can distribute with a car that may also be very useful for when there’s more than we can carry in our trailers!
Juicing / Cooking – We also do fruit juicing and make apple crumbles and chutneys, so keep an eye on our list if you are interested.
Food growing – We grow fruit on the Abundance plot which is a raised bed in a car park in Didsbury. Although we don’t have regular community sessions anymore, we are keen for people to come down and help with maintenance and harvesting. The plot is at the end of the car park at Manchester Bridge Club, 30 Palatine Road, West Didsbury, M20 3JJ. Get in touch if you’d like to help.
Getting more involved – We are always looking for more people to help organise fruit pickings and other activities associated with the group, so please get in touch if you would like to help.