Abundance Manchester is a project which aims to harvest surplus or unwanted fruit from gardens and public trees around South Manchester and distribute it to local groups and communities who need it. We also collect and distribute surplus vegetables from allotments and we have started our own Abundance allotment to grow our own fruit and vegetables to donate to groups who can make good use of it.
Do you have a fruit tree in your garden? Surplus veg in your allotment?
If you have a fruit tree in your garden and have surplus fruit, or are physically unable to pick the fruit, please get in touch! We will come and help harvest the fruit, and you will get the first share. We can come and pick fruit from Chorlton, Whalley Range, Moss Side, Rusholme, Didsbury and Ladybarn. Please also get in touch if you would like to donate surplus vegetables from your allotment.
What will we do we with the fruit/veg?
We will distribute the fruit/veg to local groups that can make good use of it, e.g. refugee and asylum seeker groups. Please also get in touch if you want to receive fruit for your group or organisation. If we have too much of any one fruit we will make jams, pickles and preserves.
Do you want to help us? Please also get in touch if you are interested in joining our group! We need people to help pick the fruit, preserve it, distribute it, and assist with the general running of our group and help grow veg.
As Abundance Manchester, we operate in the South Manchester area, encompassing Hulme, Moss side, Fallowfield, Ladybarn, Withington, Whalley Range, and Didsbury. We would like to encourage other groups to form in other areas of Greater Manchester and beyond, and can help facilitate this. We also have some details from people who have contacted us about surplus fruit in areas including Sale and Trafford. So please check out our toolkit and get in touch if you are thinking of starting your own group! A project can be as simple as a few fruit picking sessions or directly linking up growers with surplus fruit to community groups in need..