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Resource – Michael Chew presents on Peddling Fruit Pickers, Sustainable Cities Round Table, 28 May

Posted in Events, Models, Research, SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables, Visions by Ferne Edwards on June 13th, 2008

Michael Chew from Environment Victoria spoke about the “Peddling Fruit Pickers” project at the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table on Sustainable Food Systems, 28 May.

The Peddling Fruit Pickers project aims to collect unharvested fruit and vegetables from local residents and distribute them to people in need. This would occur through volunteers cycling or walking around to participating residents houses to collect the produce, which would be taken to local community centres to redistribute.

The first step of the project research involves developing a simple food map of exactly which houses in the community have excess produce and are willing to donate it. This ‘food-map would then contribute to the feasibility study to see if there would be enough interest to actually run the project.

To find out more about the project check out Michael’s presentation below. Alternatively, if you would like any more information about the project please contact Michael: 9341 8107 / 0432 025 911 / Michael.Chew