Help to gather fruit harvest with group

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Volunteers are needed to help run a host of events promoting wild and organic food.

Transition Chesterfield – a community group which aims to make the town more sustainable – needs people to help run the group’s Abundance campaign to pick fruit which would otherwise be wasted during the autumn.

The fruit is distributed to lunch clubs or soup kitchens and some of the harvest is used to make juices.

Picking takes place in the evenings and weekends at sites across the area.

Members will also be pressing juices for visitors at the Brampton Food Fair at St Thomas Church in October and are running a repair cafe at the Lifehouse Church, near West Bars, the same month.

People with skills which can be used to mend items, from electrical appliances to clocks, are needed for the last event, which aims to encourage recycling and cut waste.

Transition is also leading a wild food walk from the Hollingwood Summer Fair on Saturday.

It leaves the Hollingwood hub at 1pm.

n To volunteer for the abundance campaign, or to sign up for the repair cafe, text your mobile telephone number to