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Access to good produce is something that is extremely important to Victoria non-profit organization LifeCycles.
Their aim? To connect people to the food they eat and the land it comes from.
LifeCycles’ Fruit Tree Project harvests fruit from people’s backyards. Usually they harvest apples, pears, plums, figs and cherries.
“Each year, we pick about a blue whale’s worth of local produce and distribute it across the region,” Matthew Kemshaw told CBC’s Michael Mcarthur.
A volunteer effort
All of the fruit picking is done by volunteers. Each year, LifeCycles has about 500 volunteers who harvest fruit from the region. The project is
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