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Urban Harvest Job Opportunity

Urban Harvest Job Spec-page0001Urban Harvest is now well known in Birmingham for their fantastic work in collecting and utilising unpicked fruit in the Northfield are of the city.

They now have an Immediate vacancy for a co-ordinator for this years picking.

Please contact Georgia at Northfield Ecocentre, or follow the link here

Urban Harvest Needs You! (Again)

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Urban Harvest, now backed by Northfield Ecocentre, successfully raised its funding goal on crowdfunder…

… in fact they raised 105% of their target so CONGRATULATIONS!

Now? They need you to help find apple trees, pick apples and help stop fruit going to waste.

Urban Harvest: Invest a fiver-plus & get bags of rewards!

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We have an exciting new project, Urban Harvest. It’s the project that finds good use for your surplus fruit, distributing it to people and preventing it going to waste.

It began a couple of years ago, but we need your help to make it sustainable.

If you’re willing to offer support and/or invest £15 (or more) in this great project, please do go to our crowdfunding page here: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/urban-harvest

We’re offering lots of rewards including fruit trees for your own garden, workshops on pruning and juicing, invitations to special events, plus other rewards throughout the eight weeks of crowd funding — and a special business offer to plant an orchard in your grounds.

More wildflower meadows, trees, allotments, community orchards, market gardens . . .

In an article called LEP-speak and what money can’t buy for Birmingham published in The Chamberlain Files last week, I proposed a dozen aims that the city could achieve by 2015 which, combined, would change the face of the city for the better.

Here they are:

  1. 3 more wildflower meadows within the city boundaries. (Have you seen the wild flowers along the verges on Lee Bank Middleway and along the Bristol Road? Where else are they? Another few miles of them too!)

Urban food growing: Why it matters

Last week I wrote about the pointlessness of Birmingham attempting to be self-sufficient in food. That is not to say that growing (and eating!) food planted and nurtured in the city isn’t worth promoting, let alone doing.

It is. Here are three arguments as to why.

The first is the every-little-counts argument. Clare Devereux of Brighton & Hove reckons their allotments and gardens produce 0.14% of what they need.

What if that could be nudged upwards to, say, 1%? Add in vertical farming and nudge local supplies up a tad more to, say, 2% or even 3%?

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