1) Tract as Adaptable Form Letter*:
Approach Homeowners about Harvesting their Tree’s Fruit
Re: Your Extra Fruit?
Dear Neighbor (personalize this as much as you can, even if it is just Dear Resident at 123 Avocado Street),
This is a bit awkward; I am not sure exactly how to proceed. But, here goes: First off, let me introduce myself. My name is Al/Sue and I live next door (3 houses down, two streets over, etc… or my friend Marie/Miguel lives next door, etc… or I have been taking walks/going for bicycle rides in the neighborhood recently).
I have noticed you have a beautiful fruit tree (specify what kind) in your (back/front/side) yard. It seems that many people who have these micro-orchards are not able to eat all of their fruit and much of it falls to the ground, only to attract pests. It also seems.... (view & download)
2) LInks to Projects doing something in a larger and more organized way:
http://www.environmentalsurvival.com/ a project in New Mexico
Vancouver Fruit Tree Project 2-261 East 17th Ave. Vancouver BC V5V 1A6 http://www.vcn.bc.ca/fruit/home.htm
Fallen Fruit - www.fallenfruit.org in Los Angeles
Fruit Tree Tour Common Vision - www.commonvision.org
EarthWorks Projects, The Edward L. Cooper Gardening and Education Center 34 Linwood St. Roxbury MA 02119 www.earthworksboston.org
Green Guerillas 214 West 29th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10001 www.greenguerillas.org
Toronto Public Space Committee, Guerilla Gardening 253 College, Box 372 Toronto ON M5T 1R5 www.publicspace.ca/gardeners.htm
Guerrilla Gardening – London - www.guerrillagardening.org
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