Starting a group

Starting a group can be very satisfying. It’s quite easy to bring a few people together to do an occasional pick, more work to create a larger group that endures.  There are a few key things that you need to do. Here are our ten key things you need to do to get started:

  1. Find 3 or 4 people
  2. Discuss what you want to do and how you’ll work together
  3. Tools (You can use a telescopic pole with a basket but we recommend a pole with a hook so you can shake the tree!)
  4. Sheet or tarpaulin
  5. Find a fruit bearing tree!
  6. Have a think about what to do with the harvested fruit
  7. Transport of fruit – pedal power, bike baskets, walking
  8. Strong boxes – Ask for them or borrow them from your local supermarket or shop
  9. Leaflet to recruit volunteers – have a look at our resources to see if there’s any useful content
  10. Get picking!

Do get in touch with a local group if you want more help!