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Transition Towns - Maitland
Transition Towns - Maitland
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Commenced:
01/04/2010
Submitted:
05/02/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
C/- Purple Pear Farm, Maitland, NSW, AU
Phone:
02 49320443
Website:
www.purplepear.net.au
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate





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Citrus Drive

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Posted by Mark Brown about 13 years ago

TT Maitland is planning a citrus drive and will endeavour to use unwanted backyard citrus from the town.

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Transition Town – Maitland.

Citrus Drive.

Transition Town Maitland, through the Hunter Transition Initiative, is embarking on a drive to collect unwanted citrus in the Maitland area and put it to good use for the community and we want you to be a part of the drive.

There will be more on Transition Towns later but for now please let me outline what we propose to do.

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When citrus becomes ready for picking, there is usually a bounty with more fruit than we can hope to use for our families. If this is true for you then we would like to have your permission to collect the fruit and put it to use in the community. We will come and clean up the fruit and around the trees when you say it is ready. We will take the fruit and distribute it in the community to those who do not have access to it. We will do this in several ways, to charity, at farmers markets and by canning and preserving for use in the year to come.

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If you can agree to be part of this then we would love to hear from you and be assused that your privacy and property will be respected.

We hope to build an ongoing relationship with you and to be in a position to purchase the fruit in the future.

Now for Transition Towns … it is a movement that started in England and is designed to respond positively to the challenges of peak oil and climate change by building resilience into communities by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and food distribution over long distances. There are other ways you can be involved in Transition towns if you wish. We promote the use of bicycles for transport and look to foster interdependence in the community through social events and exchange of ideas and unwanted items.

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Please consider being part of this drive to collect the spare citrus in Maitland and please feel free to ask questions you may have or make suggestions on how we can better fit into what you need from this relationship.

 

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San Concrete
San Concrete : We will do this in several ways, to charity, at farmers markets and by canning and preserving for use in the year to come.- mobile mechanic
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