Hi gang — we’ll be taking part in a Twitter chat (#citychat) this Thursday at 2pm with the folks from the MIT CoLab, thecurioscity, and folks interested in urban agriculture and foraging from around the world. Help us figure out how we can scale Concrete Jungle in a sustainable way (ie, not dependent on grant money for the rest our days). Your input matters!
Posts Tagged ‘2012’
We’ll be back the weekend of the 27th!
We did it yall! There was a last minute call from waayyy up in Alpharetta to get an unidentifiable fruit — they weren’t quite sure if it was an apple or a pear. It turned out to be a gigantic Asian pear tree, easily loaded with 400+ lbs of fruit. We shook them all out down in to a ditch in the darkness, and loaded up our bags without needing any light — one could just feel in the darkness and find endless fruit on the ground. We may even make it to 10,500 this year, but we wanted to knock out some of the sorting and donation early on so we could cross the line ASAP. Thanks for all your help this year everyone! As a friend pointed out, 10,000 lbs has got to be at least 43 baby elephants. … That’s a lot of food right?
Since we’ve already donated more this year than any previous year, how about we focus on a different metric?
We’re thinking the fact that we’re super super close to having donated 10,000 lbs. since our founding is a pretty good one, so we’ve swapped it out over there on the sidebar. Help us pick, help us farm, help us scout trees with fruit on them — we’re super close!
Hey! It’s been a quiet few weeks. Apples and pears really came and went very quickly, and persimmons and pomegranates weren’t around to fill in the gap. So now we’re back, and we’re gonna be out picking on Sunday at 10am as usual.
And we’re under 900 lbs away from having donated 10,000 lbs total since our founding. Send along any remaining pear and apple trees you know about, as it’ll be a lot easier to hit that goal with a bunch of heavy fruit!