How to make fruit accessible to the population?
As fruit picking season gets underway I am a rather interesting pickle of what to do with all my Japanese Plums, Peacherenes and Granny Smith Apples:
If those trees can produce that much fruit for our household think what several in a park could do for a neighbourhood.
We do have a nutrition and access to fresh food problem in New Zealand while are parks are somewhat monolithic and often nothing but glorified lawns. Peacherenes, Granny Smith Apples, Plums and Citrus are low maintenance while heavy croppers that give shade as well so imagine dispersing them through out our urban parks.
If inclined local communities could volunteer to tend to the fruit trees to make sure they are in tip-top shape as well thus valuable horticulture skills could be imparted as a bonus.
Fruit trees: a simple fix for our parks and encouraging healthy communities!
And yes the Plums have made for very evil jam too!