A FILM will be shown to get harvest season off to a healthy start.
The award-winning film, Shaking the Tree, tells the story of groups in Brent which supply the community with fruit and will be shown at the Kingsgate Community Centre, Kingsgate Road, Kilburn tomorrow (Friday) at 6.30pm.
The groups Transition Kensal to Kilburn, Transition Willesden and Mapesbury Residents’ Association are hoping for a bumper crop this year and the film shows them picking fruit and making apple juice in Kilburn High Road. Shaking a Tree was made by Willesden photographer Jonathan Goldberg and won the Environmental Photographer of the Year 2013 award.
Coordinator of Kensal to Kilburn Fruit Harvesters, Michael Stuart, said: “Jonathan’s film sparkles with the enthusiasm of local people showing how and why we gather crops that would otherwise go to waste from people’s gardens. ”
The three harvesting groups have picked over six tonnes of apples, pears, plums, cherries and figs since 2009. The Willesden group started only last year and is seeking more people to join them and help pick fruit.
Both transition groups have been supported by Brent Council’s Ward Working.
n To get involved contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The film screening is free.