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League of Urban Canners – An Interesting Food Enterprise

Touch the Soil News #246 About four years ago, on a whim, Sam Christy and some friends harvested and canned a couple of hundred pounds of unwanted apples and grapes growing in yards and over driveways in Somerville, Massachusetts. The experience was satisfactory and so in the Spring of 2012 about 12 people came together to put together a more organized approach to identifying fruit trees and maintaining, harvesting and canning the fruit. The new group organized under the name of League of Urban Canners. They were somewhat surprised at how large of an impromptu fruit orchard existed close to their homes. The trees were disbursed on private and public…

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