Pears, Pears, Pears!

One thing to look forward to about the end of August is that it's pear season! We have been receiving many pick opportunities over the past week involving pears and even some apples. Today we went to a local property in the downtown core and picked pears from a plentiful pear tree which provides over 200 pounds of pears per year!

These pears are sweet and delicious,  not to mention fresh and organic. The pears that were picked today are being donated to Neighbour to Neighbour's food bank initiative. A special thanks to my other  Environment Hamilton Intern Dante, and Todd for his generous donation! There will be many opportunities coming up in the next few weeks for fruit tree picks and volunteers will be needed.  E-mail Juby Lee at to receive e-mails about upcoming picks and for your chance to volunteer.