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
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
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,
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
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
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
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Barrie for recognizing our efforts to save, improve, add to and diversify the tree canopy of Barrie. Very nice to receive this award.
For the full story see the article in the Barrie Examiner. We are so excited to work with our good food partners and grow our program!
Thank you to all FruitShare Barrie supporters for a successful 3rd season!