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Friday, 1 October 2010

Speedy peeling..

In NW London we're up to our elbows in seasonal fruit - Mapesbury community fruit harvesters have so far picked more than 620 kg that would otherwise have gone to waste, with a similar amount gathered by our sister group in NW6. The best is going to good causes but we're also experimenting with chutney and pickling recipes for next year's local Open Gardens Day. So I was truly thankful to find this new peeler designed by twin brothers Richard and Antony Joseph for their kitchenware company, Joseph Joseph. The curved blade (seen here with some of our windfalls) means it gets round the apple so much faster. Such a simple idea - why didn't someone think of it before???


  1. Hi Sandra
    Do you know if there is a website where you can for groups local to where you live. I'd love to know if there's a group local to me.


  2. I don't know of a website which lists local groups, but there is an Abundance yahoo site which may be able to help

    The Sheffield branch seems to be very well organised, and has a downloadable booklet on how to set up a group:

  3. Rosie, This is the community vegetable growing scheme in Islington I mentioned.