In September we were visited by a team of 5 great volunteers from Northlands who gave us their volunteer day. It was a fun experience for Fruits of Sherbrooke and we welcome other teams to consider this as a unique team building experience. Below is their story.
"The Northlands Agriculture Department spent our “Day of Sharing” with Fruits of Sherbrooke. Fruits of Sherbrooke was a great team building experience and we had a ton of fun.
Carol and Christina were awesome to work with. Our volunteer day was designed really well. We managed to see the entire production process including picking the fruit, juicing, making jam and jelly and canning the final product. We had an opportunity to help design a new flavour and hear the story about where the jam we were making would go.
It is exciting to see a thriving urban agriculture project that delivers interesting and flavorful jams and condiments; while delivering great community benefits and preventing local fruit from being wasted.
Northlands Agriculture Team
Stuart Cullum, VP Agriculture
Lindsay Goodwin, Executive Assistant
Charles McArthur, Program Development Manager
Lisa Dunn, Business Development Manager
Jessie Radies, Local Food Associate"