On Saturday 18th October, several Abundance volunteers collected apples from three apples trees at a house in Chorlton. Home made fruit picking devices, using poles with plastic bottles taped on the end, proved very useful. Next we picked delicious red apples from Southern Cemetry, where there is upwards of 15 apple trees. Using a blanket, volunteers caught falling apples. On Wednesday some of the apples will be transformed into juice, chutney and apple pies, which will then be taken to The Destitution Project, which provides food parcels to destitute refugees. The rest of the apples were given to Crossacres Age Concern Day Centre in Wythenshawe, which provides support and services to older people, and Cornerstone in Moss Side and Emmanuel Church in Didsbury, which both provide hot meals to homeless people.
Over the weekend there were also three Abundance Manchester stalls, complete with photos, info about the project and free apples. These were held at Chorlton Plant Swap Event, Parrs Wood Rurual Education Centre Apple Day, and Hulme Garden Centre Apple Day. A photo exhibition about the project has also be put up at Hulme Garden Centre, where it can be seen and will be added to over the next few weeks.