Urban Harvest looks for volunteers to help them build upon their success

Urban Harvest is looking for both volunteers and investment in order to expand on their success. The company was set up in 2011 as an attempt to reduce the amount of fruit wasted in Birmingham each year as a result of being left unpicked in public spaces and private households.

In the first year, thanks to the generosity of the general public, Urban Harvest were able to pick five tonnes of fruit which was then juiced and sold to the local community. In the following year, with the help of the Northfield Ecocentre, the project was able to distribute fruit to local residents and children’s centres.

In order to build upon this success, the project needs a full time coordinator to orchestrate the day to day running of the business. The funding for this position is currently unavailable and so, to achieve this Urban Harvest are asking for 2000 people to donate five pounds to make this possible. In return donators will be offered a number of incentives including, workshops on pruning and juicing, fruit trees for your own gardens and invitations to special events.

If you feel you would like to invest in this project please visit Crowdfunder website. To find out more about the project and how you can volunteer please visit the Urban Harvest website or their Facebook page.