Sheffield Abundance is a project to harvest and utilise the seasonal glut of local, unpicked and unwanted fruit. It aims to facilitate the harvest of both private and public fruit and redistribute the excess amongst the community on a non-profit basis.


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  1. Exciting stuff! I was brought up appreciating ‘food for free’, and scavenging the hedgerows, and I’ve always done it, even though I’ve lived in towns almost all my life. Here in fairly rural France, where I now live, it’s really part of the culture: everybody carries a spare bag all the time, ‘just in case’ there are mushrooms, walnuts, wild cherries, whatever… to be harvested, enjoyed and made use of. It’s great to see this project which looks lively and fun despite the inevitable hard work. Makes me want to move back to Sheffield, where I lived 25 years ago..


  2. Friends of Burngreave Cemetery are holding their Apple Day on October 14th 11.00am onwards. We’d love Abundance to be there with us.
    Apple juicing,apple pies and preserves, apple bobbing, fair trade games, seed, plant and book swap, guided walk round the cemetery, the last of Patrick Amber’s puppet and lantern making workshops followed by a lantern parade at dusk.


  3. Peace all, just noticing how years out of date this site is…


  4. Nov 2017- We are currently updating this website.

    For more info and to get involved email abundancelucy@gmail.com or abundance@growsheffield.com or ring Lucy 0752727 9977 / 07984 310412

    Facebook- Join the group- Abundance Sheffield Project
    Become a friend of Abundance Sheff (Facebook profile used for info and promotion of activities only) or follow the Abundance Sheff page,

    Website with more info www,growsheffield.com/abundance

    In 2016 we made a film ‘Abundance Guide To Harvesting A Fruit Tree’ which is on Youtube.

    For details of our work, the voluntary roles, how we work, recipes, please click on the link below to open the Abundance Training Manual


    Want some interesting and unique experience for your CV?
    We have voluntary roles of
    Harvest Area Coordinator(organising fruit picking+sharing, etc)

    Preservation Officer (leading chutney/jam making sessions,etc)

    Community Sharing/Events Coordinator(organising sharing of fruit, organising events to share fruit/sell chutney/promote work).

    See the Abundance Training Manual above for details and then get in touch.

    If you would like to donate to the project at all, buy any chutney or hire the apple juicer do get in touch.
    Chutney is £3 or 2 for £5 and juicer available in return for a donation to the project. Thank you!

    If you would like to buy a Sheffield-grown fruit tree then see growsheffield.com/fruit-trees/

    If you are interested in pruning services, contact our friends Daniele on 07535 653 842 or James on 07422 575 853 to arrange a no-obligation visit. Email politepruners@gmail,com

    We are a community collective would like to say a massive thank you very much to all Abundance volunteers, tree owners, glass jar donors, donors, New Roots shop (Glossop Rd) Sharrow Community Forum, Regather, Shipshape Health and Wellbeing Centre, Grow Sheffield, 2016 funders (Awards For All and Lush Cosmetics) and Sheffielders for making Abundance happen!


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