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Crop Swapping
Thu 8-Jul-10
2:04 pm
Tania DLP

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I have a plum tree in my back garden that fruits like crazy each year, we're soon to be overwhelmed again this year! Ordinarily I bag them up and hand them out to my neighbours and colleagues but a lot still goes to waist on the ground and at the top of the tree so this year I thought I would try and find out if there was anyone who wanted to come and pick them to use in cooking or just to eat themselves.

I went online to start with and found an amazing scheme called  SwapCrop. It's a forum set up for people who have a surplus of home grown crops -fruit and veg, that would be happy to see some of it go to people that makes jams and preserves, who will then share what's made with the crop owner.

It's a really great idea and i've signed up for the South West, if anyone's interested.



Thu 8-Jul-10
3:06 pm

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Sounds a good idea, Tania - it does seem such a waste when you see fruit, and nobody using it.


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until they're in hot water.
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Thu 8-Jul-10
5:51 pm
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How about adding an East of England section, Tania?

Never knowingly underfed

Thu 8-Jul-10
8:23 pm
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What a great idea Tania.  My browser doesn't want to open the link so I'll try again tomorrow.  Good to see you again BTW.  Wave

I'll try that again!

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