Apple Capture

Apple pressing photo by Yana KehrleinThe East Kootenays is home to many fruit trees. When the fruit is left to fall off the tree and rot, it attracts local wildlife—including deer and bears. Wildsight’s Apple Capture program is here to help you keep up with your fruit harvest or to share it with someone who can use it. Together, we can turn a wildlife attractant into locally sourced, nutritious food.

Here are the three ways we do it:

 

1. Tree Share Board

Do you have a fruit tree that you don’t have the time to harvest and would rather have someone else pick? Are you looking for fruit trees to harvest? 

Visit the Tree Share Board to get started.

 

2. Community Pick & Press Events

PICK loads of apples. Last year our volunteers managed to pick almost 2400 lbs of apples! Join us again this fall to harvest even more. Bring your gloves, hats snacks and water bottles, and something warm if it’s a cool day. And if you can bring along a truck and a ladder, even better!

PRESS our apples into juice. Bring your family and friends—apples too, if you’ve got them—and don’t forget to bring some containers to take some of that sweet nectar home with you when we’re done. We’ll be outside, so be sure to dress for the weather.

CRANBROOK

Meet at Public Produce Garden on:

September 1 (5 – 7 PM) – PICK
September 16 (10 AM – 2 PM) – PICK
September 18 (11 AM – 2:30 PM) – PRESS

KIMBERLEY

Meet at Kimberley Community Garden on:

September 17 (10 AM – 2 PM) – PICK
September 24 (10 AM – 1 PM) – PRESS (HARVEST PARTY)
September 29 (5 – 7 PM) – PICK
October 2 (11 AM – 2:30 PM) – PRESS

Register here 

 

3. ToolShare

Sharing is caring. We lend out our apple harvest equipment for pruning, picking, pressing, and maintaining your fruit trees. 

Visit the ToolShare page to learn more.

 

Questions?

Please email us at kimcranapples@wildsight.ca.

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Looking to source locally-produced food?
Check out the Kimberley-Cranbrook Food Asset Map!

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Upcoming Kimberley Cranbrook Events

Apple Capture: Pick & Press Events in Kimberley & Cranbrook

September 1 - October 2, 2022

 Cranbrook and Kimberley are home to many fruit trees and the harvest season is around the corner…

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Join The Team

Want to protect wildlife, clean water and wild spaces? Volunteer with us! Wildsight volunteers are a very special group of people who give generously of their time to stuff envelopes, attend rallies, help run events, put up posters, keep tabs on forestry practices in their communities and participate in citizen science initiatives.

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Contact

97 Wallinger Ave
Kimberley, BC V1A 1Y6
Office Hours: Tues - Thurs 9 am – 3:30pm
Phone: 250-427-2535
kimcran@wildsight.ca