Fair shares

Yesterday, on the way to work, I noticed a tree laiden with apples. 


They were starting to fall onto the pavement


and I wondered if they would be eaten by the owners of the tree or if I should knock on the door and ask if they needed a hand consuming them…..

Needless to say, I completely forgot about my whimsical thought and got on with marking. Until this evening, that is, when at the Leeds Permaculture Network social there were two big bags of apples waiting for us to take away.


In fact, I also got some mushrooms and tomatoes in exchange for my rocket and chard, so in addition to the company, it is was definitely a trip worth making!

The best bit about the evening overall was the sense that life is moving forward in a positive vein. After one or two shocking incidents on the Permaculture Design Course, I was wound up for months. But finally I think I can let it go🍎

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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16 Responses to Fair shares

  1. Great story – so much fruit is wasted every year.

  2. gaiainaction says:

    Helen, I think apart from the photo you have written a beautiful haiku.

  3. mybrightlife says:

    Give and gain….lovely. It is how we should all live!

  4. Awesome update thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  5. I did about 4 years of Hort classes and just loved it .. So good learning about gardening 😄

  6. Pingback: A less interesting street | Growing out of chaos

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