Photo: Ali Hadikin

Apple Capture

Program Overview

The East Kootenays are 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.

 

Program Opportunities

Tool Share
Sharing is caring! We lend out our maintenance and processing equipment to help you with pruning and picking your trees, as well as pressing and preserving the fruit.

Tool Share equipment

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? 

Tree share board

Register a tree

Community Pick and 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.

Event dates

Volunteering
We’re always happy to receive helping hands! While our community pick and press are great ways to get involved, there are other tasks that need to be done too like equipment maintenance, poster distribution, and tree owner recruitment. If you can’t attend an event, but still want to help out, sign up through the below form.

For more information, please contact Christel Hagnkimcranapples@wildsight.ca

Volunteer with us!

 

Photo credit: Yana Kehrlein, Trixie Pacis, Ali Hadikin

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Thanks to Columbia Basin Trust and the Province of British Columbia
for funding support in 2023!

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Upcoming Kimberley Cranbrook events

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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Tim Chapman will be speaking about the importance of connecting youth with the environment by empowering skillset growth through working with partners from environmental and community-based organizations to address change locally.

Seedy Sunday Kimberley

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Whether you're a gardening pro or just starting to get your hands dirty, there is much to be shared, so join us for Seedy SUNDAY to plan for the upcoming growing season and to connect, exchange, and learn!

Forest and Nature School: Winter 2024 Programs

January 5 - March 12, 2024

Using play-based, child-led, emergent curriculum, young explorers are offered time and space to build, play, and engage with one another. With regular and repeated access to nature across every season the children become the magic themselves, showing us what an amazing teacher nature is herself.

Spring Camp Odyssey 2024

March 20 - March 28, 2024

Yes, you better believe it — we are hosting a spring break version of Camp Odyssey! 

Co-Community Cleanup 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024

This all-ages event is a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors, team up with family and friends, and do your part to give Cranbrook and Kimberley a spring clean.

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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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Branch Information

Contact

97 Wallinger Ave
Kimberley, BC V1A 1Y6

Office Hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (by appointment only)
Phone: 250-427-2535

kimcran@wildsight.ca