Join us in planting a variety of fruit trees at Shear Park in Barrie. This is the fourth location of Barrie’s Food Forest. The fruit is free for anyone in the community. If it goes unpicked FruitShare will organize volunteers to
Celebrating the 2017 harvest season
On behalf of the FruitShare Steering Committee, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your time and effort this harvest season. The volunteers worked hard picking fruit, sharing it with the community, carpooling with volunteers,
Shed Raising & Community Garden Work
Thanks to the volunteers for putting together this awesome video! This was our Supporting Urban Agriculture – A Community Garden Expansion project, sponsored by the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. This project saw two community groups come together to
Food Forest Tree Planting
Supporting Urban Agriculture – A Food Forest Expansion FruitShare Barrie will be expanding Barrie’s Food Forest by planting 20 fruit trees and an herb garden in Sunnidale Park. Join us on Saturday, October 14th, 10 am at the Sunnidale Arboretum
Our visit to the CMHA Food Forest
We took a field trip to the CHMA Food Forest in Owen Sound last week. CHMA Grey Bruce was awarded the Aviva Community Fund for this exciting project. The Food Forest is an old tennis court that was converted into
Where to donate extra produce
When FruitShare launched in 2013, we donated all the fruit we harvested to the Barrie Food Bank. A that time, many residents were not aware that the Food Bank accepts and distributes fresh produce. As awareness of our program grew,
What have we been up to?
It has been a rainy summer this year, but that hasn’t stopped FruitShare volunteers from making sure that no fruit goes to waste! Volunteers have harvested 55 lbs of fruit from 8 properties so far this year. Of that, 34
We had our first harvest of the year this weekend. What beautiful weather for picking fruit! Volunteers and people who passed by learned about service berries, that they are an indigenous plant called saskatoon berry. The City of Barrie plants them
FruitShare kicks off season with tree planting!
Thank you to everyone who made our season launch a success! The weather was perfect for it! Lovely to see the community come together especially the youth! Special thanks to our sponsor, Barrie Community Foundation – Canada’s 150th grant. “Such a
2017 Season Launch and Tree Planting!
FruitShare kicks of the 2017 harvest season by planting four fruit trees at a Barrie Municipal Non-profit housing complex! A tenant reached out to us inquiring about food security initiatives for the residents. We will be planting four fruit trees, 2