Norra Fäladen Fruits and berries

Fruit pickers fear no rain!

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Norra Fäladen Fruits and berries

On the 20th of September, 10:00, we gathered behind the Norra Fäladen Surdegsbageri, for picking fruit, learning about public edibles and making jam.
The activity was followed by a fantastic paella cooked by the tenants. Over 20 enthusiastic fruit pickers did not fear the rain and joined. Plenty of apples, berries and plums were picked. Everyone got a jar of jam also!

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This year’s kick-off!

Vår fruktplockinitiativet börjar sitt 3:e år!

I år vill vi samla en grupp människor som är intresserade av att plocka och/eller lära sig om offentliga frukter tillsammans!

Vi träffas för den första gången onsdag 21 januari kl 18.00 på ABC kontoret (Spolegatan 5, 2:a våningen i huset i mitten av gården). Kontakta 0729 369929 eller fruktsam@abcsweden.org om du har några frågor. Gärna gå också med i Facebook-evenemanget.

Ser fram emot att träffa dig!

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Our fruit picking initiative is starting its 3rd year!

This year, we’d like to gather a group of people who are interested in picking and/or learning about public fruits together!

We meet for the first time on Wednesday, 21st of January, 18.00 at the ABC office (Spolegatan 5, 2nd floor of the house in the middle of the courtyard). Contact 0729 369929 or fruktsam@abcsweden.org if you have any questions. Please also join the Facebook event.

Looking forward to seeing you!

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A successfull year 2014: A review

Svarta vinbärAnother year with Fruktsam has passed and even more fruits, berries, nuts and wild edibles have been harvested not only in Lund but also in other parts of Skåne! Let alone more than 200 kg public fruits have been collected at Fruktsam’s events!

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We started the year with four study circle sessions at Studiefrämjandet to learn collectively what kind of wild edibles can be eaten in an urban context, how they can be prepared and how they can be used for medical purposes. We then officially kicked-off the harvest season with a seminar with two lectures about public fruits. During the summer months, Fruktsam invited everyone to forage and learn about wild herbs in the city and to pick cherries and plums in public places.

In September – the main harvest season – Fruktsam gave a tour for LKF (Lund’s municipal housing) tenants, informed about edibles and made jam with visitors of the “Bee Day” at St.Hans GårDSC_0295d. In mid-September, Fruktsam hosted the two-day event Pick’n’Jam in collaboration with Smålands Nation, Vi odlar! and Ett Grönare Lund. The initiative then also joined Lund’s Culture Night at the Botanical Garden to inform about the project. For the first time, Fruktsam invited people to a picking tour in Malmö together with Malmö’s Nature Conservation Society.

As a highlight of the year, Fruktsam released Lundasylt at the Harvest Festival! This was a very successful collaboration with the integration project Mötesplats Maggan, chef Bianca, designer Pedro, LKF and Lunds kommun. And at the end of the harvest season, we picked a lot of apples: We organised the apple day together with Lund’s Nature Conservation Society. We picked apples and helped pressing them at the Höstdag at Fulltofta Naturcentrum.

At our first event and at the InnoCarnival days at Stenkrossen in November, we asked the audience to mark what kind of fruits they would like to see more of. This is the result:

Mark your fruitPeople would like to see more pears, raspberries, buckthorn, plums, wild strawberries, cherries, walnuts, apples, rhubarb, blueberries, blackberries and wild garlic.  Also vegetables in public places like tomatoes, leek as well as sunflowers were asked for. And some would even like more exotic vegetables like mango, banana, almonds, pineapple, kiwi, pomegranate and dragonfruit 🙂

DSC_0263We would like to finalise the year by saying thank you to, above all, the organisation that stands behind us: ABC, its board and its two other local projects Vi odlar! and Ett Grönare Lund. A special thanks goes to our Lundasylt partners: chef Bianca, designer Pedro, Mötesplats Maggan, LKF (esp. Sonja and Lisiane) and Lund municipality (esp. Lena). Thanks also to the speakers Kim Nicholas and Karl-Oscar Seth and thanks to Malmö and Lund’s Nature Conservation Society (specially Mattias and Jonna)! Thanks also to our sponsors Region Skåne, Lund municipality and Studiefrämjandet for their support!

For the harvest season 2015 we are looking for a new project group or coordinator to organise some picking events and maybe even host a study circle. Let us know if you are interested via fruktsam@abcsweden.org!

We had a great year with Fruktsam and hope that everyone who joined our events are satisfied too!

Have a fruitful end of the year!

 

 

 

 

 

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Vi slog ihop Sveriges fruktkartorna! // We merged Sweden’s fruit maps!

Nu gör vi det enda vettiga, och slår ihop skördekartan med fruktkartan.se! Då finns nu alla markeringar i Sverige på ett ställe!

När vi ändå håller på att uppdatera kartan, passar vi på att städa lite bland träden också. Gör gärna det du också! För att fruktkartan ska bli riktigt användbar, behöver den inte bara innehålla många träd, de som ligger där måste också vara rätt placerade, rätt beskrivna, och så vidare. Tveka inte att ta bort träd du hittar som verkar vara felplacerade, står på privat mark (om det inte framgår av beskrivningen att tomtägaren uttryckligen sagt ok), eller som helt enkelt inte ger frukt längre!

new harvest map

We upgraded our harvest map and merged it with fruktkartan.se! Now you can find all harvest places in Sweden in one place!

And because we are already working on improving the harvest map, we also take the opportunity to clean up a bit among the trees. Please do so too! In order to make the fruit map fully useful, it should not only contain many trees, but they should also be positioned correctly, right-described, and so on. Do not hesitate to remove trees that you think are misplaced, on private land (unless it is clear from the description that the plot owner expressly said ok), or that do not give fruit anymore!


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Fruktsam i LKFs kundtidning / Fruktsam in LKFs customer magazine

Fruktsam var inbjuden på S:t Hans gårds biets dag i September att informera om initiativet och att göra äpplemos och ringar med besökarna. Lunds Kommuns Fastighets AB (LKF) skrev om detta evenemang i deras kundstidning. Kolla in den underbara artikelnHonung och mos på Biets dag“ (sida 28-31)!

Bietsdag i LKFs kundtidning

In September, Fruktsam was invited to S:t Hans gården’s bee day to inform about the initiative and to make apple mousse and rings with the visitors. Lund’s Municipal Housing Company (LKF) reported about this event in their customer magazine. Check out the wonderful article “Honung och mos på Biets dag“ (page 28-31)!

 

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Meddelande angående Lundasylten

Produktionen av Lundasylten var en väldigt givande process för alla som var involverad: för projektledaren Teresa, kocken Bianca, desigern Pedro, Mötesplats Maggans projektledaren Junaidah och Mötesplats Maggans kvinnorna. För alla var det den första gången att producera sylten på så ett sätt: plocka frukter från offentliga platser med kvinnorna, beställa en stor antal burkar, designa en etikett, laga sylten med kvinnorna, sälja sylten på skördefesten samt samarbeta med så många olika partner.

Förutom alla positiver effekter, har tyvärr ett fel smugit sig in. På grund av ett tryckfel saknas den exakta vikten, bäst förre datum och informationen att sylten kan innehålla spår av nötter på burkarna. Vikten av sylten är 195 ml, bäst förre datum är 2015-04-31 och det kan innehålla spår av nötter. Det finns möjligheten att lämna tillbaka sylten. Men vi hoppas att ni är ändå nöjda med smaken och syften av sylten!

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