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Close Crop

Have you ever noticed fruit-bearing trees in your community? Does the fruit go to good use, or is it left to fall to the ground and rot? Form a team to identify local trees that could be a source of food, then reach out to the people who own the trees to see if you can harvest the fruit, berries and nuts.

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Plan

  • Where will you look for fruit-bearing trees?
  • What kinds of trees will you look for?
  • How will you approach the trees’ owners?
  • What will you need to pick the fruit?
  • What will you do with the fruit you pick?

Do

  • Survey your community and identify fruit-bearing trees.
  • Approach the trees’ owners for permission to pick the fruit.
  • Pick the fruit and donate it to a local charity.
  • Some communities may have local groups that pick fruit off of trees as an ongoing project. Connect with them and see how you can get involved!

Review

  • What do you know now that you did not know before?
  • What was your favourite part of this adventure?
  • How did you feel before, during and after this adventure?
  • How did you work as a team on this adventure?
  • What obstacles did you encounter, and how did you overcome them?
  • What did you do with the fruit and nuts you picked?
  • What would you do differently if you did this again?

Keep it Simple

  • Learn about the different fruit and nut bearing trees near you. How many can you identify? Try to identify as many as possible.

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