The Fruit Factory – from Brighton Permaculture Trust

Project Category: Registered charityProject Tags: Children & young people, Education, Jobs & Skills, Gardening & Food Growing, Health & Wellbeing, Older People and Parks & Open Spaces

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    The Fruit Factory – turning unwanted and wasted fruit into delicious produce.

    Brighton Permaculture Trust has launched an online crowdfunding campaign with Buzzbnk to complete the building of The Fruit Factory which will turn unwanted fruit into delicious produce.

    Located in an old tractor shed in Stanmer Park the straw bale renovation will be used for transforming seasonal fruits into jams, chutneys, and juices. The Fruit Factory will also be a lively venue to educate and engage the public about local fruit, orchards, and food production.

    Work has already begun on The Fruit Factory, but £12,000 is needed to complete the structure by summer 2015 – ready for the fruit season.

    The Buzzbnk campaign is now live and we have until April 1st to raise the money

    One of the Brighton Permaculture Trust’s key initiatives for the last six years has been the pop-up scrumping project. Now, we want to scale up the scrump. The Fruit Factory could process up to 40 tons of fruit a year – the equivalent of 250,000 apples!

    By re-localising production and locating it in a well known site, The Fruit Factory aims to demonstrate what seasonal and environmentally sound food looks and tastes like. As an educational charity, bringing people together around the production and sharing of food is central to our work.

    Please have a look at the campaign share this post with your friends, family, colleagues and please consider donating. We have some great rewards on offer – hampers from Infinity Foods, discounts on Brighton Permaculture Trust’s courses, school orchard plantings and much more. The campaign is live here.

    We will only be successful if we can reach as far and wide as possible so any help in spreading the word is hugely appreciated. If you have a blog, website or newsletter then please consider sharing this with your network and let us know if you’d like any further information or images.

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