Abundance Wimbledon is a project to use up fruit that would otherwise go to waste.
We do this by bringing people together to pick surplus fruit growing in gardens and public spaces in the Wimbledon area. The fruit is shared out for people to eat and make into a wonderful range of jams, chutneys, cakes and sweets. We also pass some of it on to local good causes supporting people struggling to pay for food. People from different backgrounds are happy to work together, to share their skills and ideas, appreciate nature and being in the open air, and enjoy the whole experience of helping out. All sorts of people from Wimbledon, Merton and beyond have helped out, older people have come fruit picking, collected jam jars and made jam, and children have joined in enthusiastically too.
We have an event in September each year to sell produce, showcase what can be done with fruit and to encourage people to look after their fruit trees and make the most of the fruit.