Blue Mountains Fruit and Nut Tree Network - Anitra Nelson springwood13 september

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Blue Mountains Fruit and Nut Tree Network - Anitra Nelson springwood13 september

  1. 1. Blue MountainsFruit and Nut Tree Network Sharing and collective sufficiency Anitra Nelson & Kat Szuminska 12 September 2012
  2. 2. Why?• Information sharing• Skills sharing• Surplus sharing• Producing for direct use• Food security• Collective sufficiency: public and ‘private’ land
  3. 3. bmfruitandnuttreenetwork.blogspot.com •Posts — information, reports on activities and local developments, comments, discussion •Activities coming up •Register — lists of fruit and nuts harvested in the mountains and those known to be growing by village. Slow Food heritage varieties — slowfoodaustraliabluemountains.com.au
  4. 4. August 2010: Citrus Show and Tell• Kihilla, Lawson• Growing• Preserving• Household use• Sharing fruit (buckets)• Cooking• Lemonadeand sorbet
  5. 5. Blackberry liberation brigades• Blackberry picking• Blackberry clearing• Fruit tree pruning• Permaculture site design workshop• Client visions and site potential• Integrated design, diverse strategies• Sharing land and produce — Mount Tomah
  6. 6. Medlars• Demonstrations on making medlar jelly, medlar paste and medlartart• Talk on making medlarcheese• Handout withmedlar recipes• Tea, a slice of tart and samples of cooking ($6)• Bullaburra• Cittaslow: www.cittaslow.org.au
  7. 7. Collective sufficiencyTAFE CourseFaulconbridge Crop and SwapCommunity gardensSharing planet/Caring for people
  8. 8. Future activities• E-bulletin: free to add name to list: Kat — katska@gmail.com and 0424 563 654• E-survey and mapping: https://fruittrees.crowdmap.com/

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