League of Urban Canners

The cities of Somerville and Cambridge are urban orchards with mature fruit trees on private property. But most property owners are not interested or able to maintain or harvest the bounties from these trees. Today, I signed up to join the mailing list for the League of Urban Canners, a group of volunteers who work with property owners to harvest fruit, and process the harvest into jams and ciders. This is all done with the consent of owners, who receive a portion of the bounty. I don’t know how I can help yet, but let’s find out this fall, shall we?

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